UNISON urges government to end national scandal over homecare minimum wage cheats    

Failure to honour the minimum wage is endemic across the care sector as many homecare workers are unpaid for the time they travel between home visits – which can be up to a fifth of their working day, says UNISON today (Thursday). The union is urging the government to end the systematic underpayment that it […]

Miami Five Freedom Tour Hits Cardiff

  The Cardiff public will be able to hear first-hand this week from two Cuban patriots who spent 16 years in US jails for trying to stop terrorist attacks on Cuba. Public services trade union, UNISON Cymru/Wales will host a meeting at 12pm at Cardiff City Hall on Fri 15 July where the guests of […]

UNISON Inaugural Health Awards

UNISON Cymru/Wales will hold its first NHS Awards today (Wednesday 6 July), at the Raddison Blu Hotel, Cardiff at 6.30pm. The union will celebrate the individual contributions of healthcare workers at a gala dinner in the company of Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething AM, Dawn Bowden AM and senior UK officials from the million-strong public […]

UNISON Inaugural Health Awards

UNISON Cymru/Wales will hold its first NHS Awards on Wednesday 6 July at the Raddison Blu Hotel, Cardiff at 7pm. The union will celebrate the individual contributions of healthcare workers at a gala dinner in the company of Welsh Health minister Vaughan Gething AM, Dawn Bowden AM and senior UK officials from the million-strong public […]

UNISON Cymru/Wales on the vote to leave the EU

Commenting on the news that the UK has voted to leave the EU, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis, said “The people have spoken, and they have made a clear call for change – and a different relationship with Europe. “We will be working in the coming weeks and months to hold the leave campaigners to […]

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 […]

Welsh language jobs uncertainty

UNISON Cymru/Wales has called on Welsh Government Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language to intervene with organisations involved in the tendering of Welsh Language for Adults learning services. Welsh Government awarded the role of commissioning Welsh Language for Adults to the National Centre for Learning Welsh. Staff members involved in delivering the courses are […]

Young Welsh people urged ‘Vote Remain and protect your rights’

Young workers’ future standard of living could be damaged if we leave the EU, say members at Wales’ largest trade union, UNISON. Timothy Burke, Chair of UNISON Cymru/Wales Young Members said, “It’s vital that young workers vote in the EU Referendum. A vote to leave would be disastrous for workers’ rights and young workers would […]

UNISON welcomes new Health and Social Services Ministers

Campaigning public services union, UNISON Cymru/Wales, has given a warm welcome to the appointment of Vaughan Gething AM as Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport and Rebecca Evans AM as Minister for Social Services and Public Health. UNISON had a positive working relationship with the last Labour Welsh Government and with outgoing Health Minister […]

RCT council condemns secret trade deal

UNISON congratulates Rhondda Cynon Taf council on TTIP motion

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, […]

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.

UNISON launches campaign to take a stand against attacks on health service

The union sets out to highlight how ‘lazy political hits’ damage morale and the relationship of trust between patients and staff (Cymru/Wales)

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 […]

New era for school support staff in Wales

All learning support staff in Wales must now be registered with the Education Workforce Council