Union offers Welsh care workers Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder training

Care workers affected by gruelling shifts caring for Covid-19 patients have been offered courses on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by their trade union

New ways for members to get legal help

During the COVID-19 crisis, UNISON has changed its processes to make it easier for members to get legal support at no extra cost, as part of their union membership Here’s a simple guide for branches to help our members get the support they need, when they need it. Employment advice Members with issues relating directly […]

UNISON welcomes £500 bonus for all care workers

Wales’ biggest public services trade union has warmly welcomed Welsh Government’s announcement today that all social care workers will be paid a £500 bonus in recognition of their work during the coronavirus pandemic.

UNISON Wales: “Black people disproportionately affected by Covid-19”

Kebba Manneh speaking at a UNISON Cymru Wales event. Photo credit: Natasha Hirst   There must be an investigation into why Black people have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus across Wales, says UNISON today (Thursday). UNISON Cymru Wales says Black health service staff and care workers are dying disproportionately, and the higher number of Black […]

Care workers allocated inadequate home-made protective equipment

Daily reports from care staff to UNISON complain at the inadequacy of the equipment provided

Welsh council employers and unions: “Health Minister must urgently intervene to help care workers”

Local authority employers and trade union representatives are so concerned about the severe pressures facing social and home care providers and care workers, they have today (Friday) written to Health Minister Vaughan Gething requesting his urgent intervention

“Reckless and unnecessary” plans leave council workers at risk

GMB & UNISON unions have hit out at Merthyr Tydfil CBC plans to re-open its civic amenity sites

Newspaper ad says ‘Thank you’ to all the UNISON members leaving their loved ones to care for ours

As the nation prepares for to clap for carers – including health and other key workers – again tonight, UNISON is speaking up for our members with  national and local newspaper ads

Care workers desperate for fair access to supermarkets

Social care workers across Wales have welcomed the introduction of a card which will allow them to access supermarkets during the allocated opening hours for health service staff

Protective kit supply issues in Wales must be overcome immediately, says UNISON

UNISON Wales has today (Saturday) written to the First Minster in the strongest terms about the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) across Wales

UNISON Cymru Wales to deliver free online Covid-19 training across Wales

Jenny Griffin As part of our commitment to supporting vital key workers through this crisis UNISON Cymru Wales is offering a free Covid-19 e-learning course to our social care members and workers in Wales, funded by the Welsh Government’s Wales Union Learning Fund (WULF). Working in partnership with ‘e-Learning For You’, an established provider of […]

Statement on personal protective equipment concerns

Donna Hutton, photo credit, Natasha Hirst   Statement given to the BBC on Friday 3 April, 2020. Donna Hutton, UNISON Cymru Wales head of health said, “Front-line staff across Wales in the health service, social care and elsewhere, have been desperate to receive the right personal protective equipment for their job and for definitive guidance […]

Read Dave Prentis’ latest letter to members about coronavirus

Read general secretary Dave Prentis’ latest letter to members. If you have personal experience of PPE shortages in your workplace during this pandemic, please tell us about them using via the link in the letter. UNISON will relay them directly to government and demand action for you.   Photo: Natasha Hirst

Healthcare workers and carers need personal protective equipment to safely go about their work

Health and care staff across Wales are extremely concerned about the provision of personal protective equipment

UNISON response to Welsh Government announcement on personal protective equipment

UNISON has been in ongoing discussion to ensure there is a sufficient supply of appropriate PPE to frontline healthcare workers across both the NHS and social care sector