Aneurin Leisure spends money on gimmicks and not staff

Staff have rejected a revised offer to improve wages by 1.5 per cent

Neath Port Talbot council workers petition Welsh Assembly

Council staff warn public services in the local authority are at breaking point

Solidarity message from UNISON Cymru Wales to striking Glasgow council workers

Thousands of low-paid women in Glasgow are striking for equal pay today and tomorrow. In 2018. In one of the UK’s largest councils. Around 8,000 women – including school administration workers, learning support workers in schools, nursery workers, home carers, cleaners, caterers and other council workers – are taking action over the city council’s failure […]

Overwhelming vote for strike action at Blaenau Gwent leisure centres, libraries and parks

Receptionists, caterers, lifeguards, librarians and others working for Aneurin Leisure Trust organised by UNISON voted by more than 88 per cent in favour of taking industrial action.

Public service workers under intolerable pressure

Welsh public service staff face a daily struggle with impossible workloads and are risking their mental health. That’s the message from UNISON Cymru Wales which says employers are not doing enough to support their staff. The trade union has begun a two-week survey of staff at hospitals, councils, colleges and more, to encourage workers to […]

UNISON supports Mark Drakeford for leader of Welsh Labour

UNISON Cymru Wales’ Labour Link Committee met with all three candidates for the Leadership of Welsh Labour today and voted to offer a supportive nomination to Mark Drakeford AM. Dan Beard, who is Chair of the Committee said, “We were very impressed with all three candidates who each presented their vision of what they hope […]

Cardiff and Vale college staff: ‘Low pay means we can’t afford bus fare to work’

Stories of in-work poverty come as Further Education (FE) college staff across Wales vote whether to accept an offer to increase wages by one per cent

Merthyr college staff struggle to pay rent on low wages

Stories of in-work poverty come as Further Education college staff across Wales vote whether to accept an offer to increase wages by one per cent

Strike ballot at Blaenau Gwent leisure centres, libraries and parks

Aneurin Bevan Leisure Trust staff in libraries, entertainment venues, parks and leisure centres across Blaenau Gwent are being balloted for strike action

PUBLIC SERVICES IN NEATH PORT TALBOT COUNCIL AT BREAKING POINT

PUBLIC SERVICES IN NEATH PORT TALBOT COUNCIL AT BREAKING POINT Neath Port Talbot politicians will gather at the Council’s Offices Civic Centre Port Talbot for a ‘Question Time’-style event with employees of the local authority.  UNISON’s Neath Port Talbot Local Government branch has organised the session to highlight the damage being wrought by severe UK […]

Special message from Donna Hutton: NHS Wales pay

Commenting on NHS Wales pay, UNISON Cymru Wales head of health Donna Hutton said, “UNISON Cymru Wales members voted in huge numbers to accept the pay offer (voting closed in UNISON on 6 September, 2018). Not only did we have a high turnout but we also had a majority of over 92% in favour to […]

Home ownership little more than a pipe dream for public sector workers in Wales, says UNISON

Owning a home has become virtually impossible for many public sector workers in Wales, according to research published today (Sunday) by UNISON. Getting a deposit together and obtaining a mortgage are often insurmountable hurdles for those living in the majority of local authority areas across England, Scotland and Wales, according to the findings. The UNISON […]

Dramatic increase in modern slavery in Wales

56 per cent increase in reported cases of modern slavery in Wales in the last year

UNISON tells Welsh Labour: ‘Change voting system for Carwyn successor’

Electoral college should be revised, removing the section for elected politicians

UNISON: Hywel Dda plans inadequate

Health board has more work to do to convince staff of the merit of plans to change hospital services