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What’s it like to work at Christmas?

Philip Warlow is a support worker in the community and voluntary sector. He is a UNISON representative and wrote this piece. Another year has nearly passed and Christmas is almost upon us. As my wife and I reach a time in our lives that has seen many Christmas Days come, we feel blessed that our two […]

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Have you watched your local public services disappear?

Have you watched your local public services disappear and wondered how this represents progress? It might be that the library is cutting back on its opening hours; or the household waste centre has shut and so has the youth club or there’s no money to refurbish the local sports centre. Neighbours who find it difficult […]

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Triumphant Merthyr Rising Festival

Over the weekend of 3rd to 5th June 2016, Merthyr Tydfil commemorated the anniversary of the 1831 rising, at which the red flag was flown as a symbol of protest for the first time. Terry Evans, RCT Communications Officer reports. The third Merthyr Rising Festival mixed music, culture, art and politics throughout the town, giving the area […]

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UNISON Cymru/Wales set to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day

UNISON Cymru/Wales will be joining trade unionists from across the country today, to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day and commemorate those who have lost their lives at work. The annual event is held on 28 April and sees workers, their families and representatives around the world marking the day with the rallying cry ‘remember the dead, […]

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UNISON Cymru/Wales manifestos for public services

Public services are the bedrock of our communities. UNISON Cymru Wales is campaigning for sustained investment in these services and the public service workforce.

NEC by-election: Cymru/Wales female seat

A by-election will be held for a vacant seat on the national executive council (NEC). The seat is the Cymru / Wales female seat.   The nomination period opens on Tuesday 19 April 2016 and closes at 5pm on Friday 20 May 2016. By-election procedures and forms can be downloaded from UNISON’s elections webpage, at […]

UNISON urges Swansea to celebrate multicultural community

Festival and concert can help to combat efforts of National Front to organise intimidating rally

Welsh NHS workers ‘disappointed’ at 1% PRB recommendation

But UNISON welcomes Welsh government’s continued commitment to living wage

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Cymru / Wales launches manifesto for public services

Union manifesto for May’s election says a Welsh government must work hard to protect our services

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Neath Port Talbot becomes latest Welsh council to agree to pay fees

Neath Port Talbot set to pay as registration fees for school support staff as UNISON campaign continues

Unions challenge Assembly Members to unlock Wales’ potential

UNISON, UCU and NUS unite to launch Don’t cut me out campaign for funding of post-16 education

Caerphilly joins councils pledging to pay school support staff fees

Caerphilly council’s decision to pay fees comes as a result of an ongoing campaign by UNISON

Gwynedd council to pay school assistant fees

UNISON Cymru / Wales lobbying sees seventh council agree to pay new annual registration fees for school staff

UNISON celebrates trade unions in the community

UNISON Cymru Wales will warn what society stands to lose with the UK Conservative government’s Trade Union Bill

Opposition to Trade Union Bill continues

Hyndburn council and Welsh government are latest bodies to oppose attack on rights of their workers