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Dossier reveals cost of Rhondda Cynon Taff mileage rate cut

Rhondda Cynon Taff Council’s decision to slash mileage rates for staff will cost the public purse more. A dossier produced by UNISON Cymru/Wales proves that forcing council workers to use public transport in the course of their jobs actually increases costs. The council’s decision saw it break nationally-recognised HMRC guidelines on fair mileage rates and become […]

Betsi Cadwaladr consultation shows impact on morale

UNISON Cymru/Wales’s thorough consultation with members of what it is like to work for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board moved to Wrexham Maelor yesterday with two mass meetings of health workers. The union has organised a widespread listening exercise to discover the extent of problems across the board’s hospitals after the imposition of special measures by the […]

UNISON Wales launches review after special measures move

UNISON Cymru/Wales has launched a review of what it is like to work for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in the wake of allegations of historic abuse and the imposition of special measures by the Welsh government. All UNISON health care members in the area have been asked to complete a questionnaire about their working […]

UNISON Wales launches review after special measures move

UNISON Cymru/Wales has launched a review of what it is like to work for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in the wake of allegations of historic abuse and the imposition of special measures by the Welsh government. All UNISON health care members in the area have been asked to complete a questionnaire about their working […]

Staff halt car use as Welsh council slashes mileage rate

UNISON Cymru/Wales members employed by Rhondda Cynon Taff Council have begun industrial action short of strike, after the council slashed the milage rate. Members are withdrawing their private cars from use for any council business after the decision. The members include social workers, care managers and highways engineers, who have to travel by car in […]

UNISON Cymru/Wales pays tribute to Roger Bevan

Sudden death of one of UNISON’s most talented trade union organisers

Austerity cuts put local democracy at risk

UNISON Cymru/Wales warns that austerity cuts are damaging our public services and threatening to undermine local democracy

Councils and unions lobby Parliament over fair funding for Wales

Five years of austerity have ‘inflicted long-term damage ‘on Welsh communities

New all-Wales ambulance branch launched

UNISON Cymru/Wales has brought together three branches to create a single, new ambulance branch for the whole country

UNISON calls for constructive engagement on new council map

Staff that provide our valued local services must be placed at the heart of considerations

Thousands sign petition to protect Vale of Glamorgan libraries

UNISON will submit thousands of signatures from across the Vale of Glamorgan to the local council in a bid to protect library services. Library services across the Vale of Glamorgan have come under threat as a result of budget constraints. Council proposals include redycung opening hours, cutting staff numbers, and a call to community groups […]

Vale of Glamorgan council slated over library announcement

UNISON has criticised the Vale of Glamorgan council for publishing misleading information about the future of the authority’s library services

UNISON Wales issues challenge on ambulance times

UNISON Cymru/Wales has welcomed the announcement of improved ambulance response times, but is calling on the Welsh government to replace them as the key performance indicator for the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust. With year-on-year demand for emergency ambulance services increasing by 6.2%, UNISON is also calling for unions, the Welsh government and employers to […]

UNISON slams police and crime commissioner for turning down £2.3m

UNISON Cymru/Wales criticises Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Commissioner for decision to forego an additional £2.3m worth of funding

UNISON urges Betsi Cadwaladr health board to withdraw maternity unit closure plans

UNISON has called on Besti Cadwaladr University Health Board to withdraw their plans to close a consultant-led maternity unit