Paying staff properly is a vital part of building the NHS for the future, says UNISON as it calls on the public to protest this evening (Thursday) about the government’s “pitiful” wage offer. Plans to recruit more staff are not enough to protect the health system and will only have an effect if experienced staff are also […]
People are being asked to stand on their doorsteps and balconies tonight (Thursday) to slow handclap the government over its proposal for a 1% pay rise for NHS staff. The public action – backed by UNISON, health unions and the TUC – is the latest step in the campaign to achieve fair pay for health workers who have worked tirelessly to keep the […]
A trade union representing thousands of police and community support officers and police staff has spoken of its disappointment that key public service workers are not to be given priority status in the next round of vaccinations.
NHS workers in Wales have asked the chancellor to recognise the work they’ve done to protect lives and fund a decent pay rise in Wednesday’s Budget, says UNISON today (Tuesday).
Women in key worker positions across Wales are losing sleep, spending more on household bills, and worrying about the pandemic’s impact on their children’s education and mental health, according to a survey published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. The findings are based on responses from over 2,700 women including teaching assistants, nurses, council workers and police staff. They provide a comprehensive […]
Public services union, UNISON Cymru Wales, has today (Friday) launched a campaign to encourage the UK government to extend its deadline for applications to the Settled Status Scheme
The leader of Ceredigion County Council was wrong to talk publicly about cutting jobs before speaking directly to employees, according to UNISON Cymru Wales.
A £2,000 pay rise for all NHS workers across Wales would boost morale amid unrelenting pandemic pressures, says UNISON today (Wednesday). The union is calling on the government to deliver an early and significant wage increase – of at least £2,000 – to show staff are valued as they face unprecedented hospital admissions. A recent UNISON survey shows more than nine out of ten NHS staff […]
Carmen Bezzina, UNISON Cymru Wales lead officer for mental health UNISON last week met with Wales’ mental health minister, Eluned Morgan, to press the case for urgent and comprehensive mental support for any public service worker in need. The trade union says the Covid pandemic has placed unpreceded pressures on many public service workers […]
School support staff want Welsh schools to remain closed to face-to-face teaching for the whole of January and UNISON urges Welsh government to urgently consider, as in England, staying closed until after the February half-term because public safety is at risk with spiralling infection rates.
Responding to the announcement from the Education Minister, UNISON Cymru Wales lead officer for schools Rosie Lewis said, “UNISON welcomes the announcement by the Education Minister this afternoon that all secondary schools in Wales will close to pupils and move to online learning for the remainder of term. “Earlier this month, we wrote to the […]
Nine unions representing frontline healthcare workers have joined forces to highlight the impact the rise in cases is having on the staff providing care, and to urge the public to do all they can to protect the NHS
Two thirds of NHS Wales’ Black workers have experienced racism at work, a joint survey between UNISON and ITV Wales has found.
The First Minister has recorded a special video praising the vital work of school support staff for UNISON’s ‘Stars in our Schools’ celebration today (Friday). Each year in November, the public services union holds a UK-wide Stars in our Schools event to shine a light on the often unheralded work of school support staff who help […]
UNISON staff representatives at Betsi Cadwaladr have praised the efforts of healthcare workers as central to transforming the working culture at the Health Board.