Appointment of Mental Health Minister welcome

UNISON has welcomed the appointment of a Mental Health Minister by Welsh Government as an important step forward in tacking mental health and wellbeing in Wales. Carmen Bezzina, UNISON Cymru Wales mental health lead, said: “UNISON has long campaigned in Wales for the need for a Mental Health Minister to form part of the Welsh […]

Bangor University to slash 200 jobs

Staff at Bangor University were yesterday (Wednesday) informed that 200 people are to be made redundant.

Newport leisure centre cuts will harm residents’ health

A threat to axe nearly 100 jobs at Newport leisure centres will harm the mental and physical health of Newport residents as they emerge from the Coronavirus lockdown.

Union asks Wales ministers: “Work with us to secure extra cash for NHS workers from Westminster”

The public services union representing thousands of healthcare workers has today (Thursday) written to the First Minster and Health Minister asking them to join its campaign to secure extra cash for NHS workers here from Westminster.

Education unions’ plea to include all schools staff in priority testing

Eight education unions representing thousands of school employees across Wales jointly wrote to Welsh government urging it to include the whole school workforce as a priority group for tests

Pembrokeshire council workers criticise Chief Exec’s bumper pay-off

Council workers employed by Pembrokeshire County Council have expressed shock at the £95,000 bumper pay-off for the authority’s out-going chief executive

Public service workers’ urgent message for Caerphilly County Borough residents

Hundreds of public service workers in Caerphilly County Borough have issued a joint message urging local residents to get behind the new lockdown rules

Low paid care workers pin hopes on new Social Care Forum

Thousands of mainly female, low paid care workers are hoping today’s initiation of Wales’ Social Care Forum will lead to a significant boost to their minimum wage-salaries

Mental health charity and union encourage Covid frontline workers to seek help

Public service workers in Wales are set to benefit from specialist mental health support provided by Mind Cymru.

University of South Wales branded ‘immoral’

The University of South Wales has been branded ‘immoral’ for planning to employ new support staff on greatly reduced pay and inferior employment contracts whilst sitting on reserves of £100m.

New union leader: Welsh public services desperate for investment

Wales’ newest trade union leader has taken office pledging to campaign for greater investment in public services and the public service workers

UNISON comment on Welsh government statement on face coverings in schools

Responding to the Welsh government statement on face coverings in schools, Jonathan Lewis, UNISON Cymru Wales schools forum Chair, said: “Welsh government should have given clear guidance on this and followed the Chief Medical Officer’s recommendation. “Leaving it to local authorities and schools to decide is likely to create a great deal of inconsistency throughout […]

UNISON reaction on Welsh government pledge to help care workers

It’s important to hear Welsh government acknowledge the serious concerns of care workers and Vaughan Gething deserves credit for listening to the trade unions. This approach is in stark contrast to the Westminster government.

Public service workers to be trained to recognise signs of modern slavery

A pilot training programme to be launched this weekend at a UNISON event will help public service workers to report instances of people in forced labour to the authorities and better help affected individuals

UNISON nominates Antoniw for special Welsh seat on Labour’s National Executive Committee

Public services union, UNISON Cymru Wales has today (Monday) nominated Senedd Member Mick Antoniw for the elected special Welsh seat on the Labour Party National Executive Committee (NEC). UNISON’s Labour Link Committee agreed the nomination after interviewing both Mick Antoniw and Carwyn Jones MS this morning. Both candidates are UNISON members. Mick Antoniw MS said, […]