Wales’ only rainforest faces the chop

A petition has been launched to defend Plantasia, Wales’ only rainforest, against plans for closure

UNISON slams PM’s comments on Welsh NHS

UNISON Cymru/Wales has responded angrily to comments made by the David Cameron about the NHS Wales, after the Prime Minister stood by his description of Offa’s Dyke as a “line between life and death” due to cuts in Welsh NHS funding. In response, UNISON Cymru/Wales head of health Dawn Bowden said: “The Prime Minister’s comments about the Welsh […]

Further education unions in Wales to consider revised pay offer

Further education trade unions met today to discuss their next stage in their campaign to secure better pay for the further education workforce. Ballot results published yesterday show that union members working in further education are prepared to take industrial action in the dispute over pay. However, the college employer’s organisation, Colegau Cymru, has indicated […]

Further education members in Wales vote to strike over pay

UNISON members in further education across Wales have voted in favour of taking industrial action in response to pay

Further education trade unions criticise ColegauCymru’s mixed messages on pay

Further education unions across Wales have criticised colleges in Wales and ColegauCymru for their handling of this year’s pay negotiations

Schools across Wales celebrate support staff

Schools throughout Wales are running celebratory events to highlight the hard work and commitment of school support staff

UNISON urges Welsh Assembly Members to reject 18% pay recommendation

UNISON is urging Welsh Assembly Members to reject the independent pay review recommendation that would see their pay rise by 18%

UNISON reaches agreement with the Welsh Government on NHS pay

The settlement is an improvement on the previous offer and we welcome achieving the Living Wage for our lowest paid members

UNISON anger at Cardiff council’s savage budget proposals

UNISON members at Cardiff council have responded angrily to budget proposals being put out to consultation by the council. UNISON believes that if the council continues with their destructive policies, public services in the city will be beyond repair. The council are also expecting the workforce to pay for some of the deficit through further erosion of […]

Welsh NHS strike suspended after new new proposals put forward

UNISON Cymru/Wales has today decided to suspend the industrial action in the NHS planned for Monday 10 November and consult members on new proposals put forward by the Welsh government. UNISON members working in the NHS in Wales were planning a half-day stoppage, followed by a week of action short of strike action, between Tuesday […]

UNISON welcomes Caerphilly council’s commitment to in-house services

UNISON welcomes recommendation from scrutiny committee at Caerphilly council to utlise in-house services to progress plans for Oakdale secondary school

UNISON calls on Welsh Government to tackle in-work poverty through the living wage

The Welsh government needs to make sure Wales is truly a living wage nation, says UNISON Cymru/ Wales following the release of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation report Monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Wales today. UNISON is calling on the Welsh government to make sure that all staff it employs, whether directly or indirectly through procurement, are […]