RCT council commits to better rights for workers

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council leaders have formally signed up to UNISON’s Apprenticeship Charter

Poor wages mean GP surgery staff ‘forgotten people of NHS’

Receptionists and administrators in GP surgeries are not covered by NHS pay bargaining and endure very low wages

Merthyr lobby: Save our children’s breakfast clubs

  Tomorrow (Wednesday), school breakfast club staff from across Merthyr Tydfil, children and their parents will hold a lobby of Merthyr Council in protest at the authority’s decision to make massive cuts to school breakfast clubs which could result in redundancies. The lobby, organised by UNISON, GMB and Unite, will take place at 3.30pm at […]

Hywel Dda Action Group formed

  Health campaigners in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire have formed an action committee aimed at providing a joint response to the radical and controversial hospital changes put forward by the Hywel Dda Health Board which is responsible for providing the Health Service in the two counties. The Health Board has proposed three options: Withybush hospital in […]

Youth workers: council betraying young people

Council of rushing to agree proposals which would decimate youth service provision

UNISON: ‘Post-Brexit trade deals could undermine devolution’

Welsh food, jobs and the NHS threatened by a US trade deal

Trade unions in dispute with Merthyr Council

Today (Tuesday), UNISON, GMB & Unite lodged a joint dispute with Merthyr Council after proposals to make massive cuts to School Breakfast Clubs which could result in redundancies. The council insists savings have to made but the reality is that a major upheaval such as this will still only save the authority around £150,000. The […]

UNISON nominates Jane Gebbie to challenge Alun Cairns

Jane is a seasoned campaigner who always stands up for the vulnerable in our society

UNISON and Napo probation workers in Wales hold protests over pay

Probation staff in Wales who work for the National Probation Service (NPS) and the 21 privatised community rehabilitation companies (CRCs), are today (Friday) staging a day of protest to call for a long overdue pay rise. Their unions – Napo and UNISON – say that the 18,000 probation staff have been treated more harshly than other public sector workers, […]

Expert report: Accelerate health and social care integration in Wales

UNISON commissioned document argues for more effective service which will help service users and employees alike

UNISON comment on Tawel Fan report

Responding to the publication of the Health and Social Care Advisory Service report into practices at Glan Clwyd’s Tawel Fan, chair of UNISON Cymru Wales’ health committee, Jan Tomlinson said, “Public service is a badge of honour. Healthcare workers are professional, kind and caring and when the standards of a tiny minority fall below what […]

UNISON comment on Hywel Dda changes

Healthcare workers frustrated by the current system. Logjam discharging patients and bed-blocking

Welsh singer says ‘We are failing young workers’

Rising star, Nia Wyn is playing a gig supporting a UNISON campaign to give young Welsh workers a better start in life.

Nia Wyn gig in support of #RespectYourYouth

Rising star, Welsh singer Nia Wyn is playing a gig on Saturday supporting a campaign to give young Welsh workers a better start in life. She is endorsing an award-winning UNISON Cymru Wales initiative #RespectYourYouth which aims to raise awareness of the inequality faced by the under-35s in Wales today. The gig will be in […]

Blaenau Gwent first council in Wales to sign UNISON’s ethical care charter

Charter commitments will protect local care workers’ rights, benefitting both local care staff and Blaenau Gwent residents