UNISON Wales launches review after special measures move

UNISON Cymru/Wales has launched a review of working for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in the wake of abuse allegations

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

Merthyr Tydfil council bypasses unions and asks staff to agree to pay cuts

Trades unions are disappointed that the chief executive of Merthyr council has bypassed trade unions and sent a message out to almost half of the council’s workers asking them to accept large cuts in pay to plug budget gaps caused by the UK government’s austerity agenda. Intensive talks between the joint trades unions – UNISON, GMB and UNITE – and […]

Wales FE workers vote to accept revised pay offer

Further education workers in Wales have voted to accept a 1% pay offer made by the employers following the threat of industrial action

Cardiff rallies to save its libraries

People from across Cardiff came together on National Libraries Day to stage a ‘read-in’ to oppose cuts to Cardiff library services