Joint Council for Wales statement: Supporting the migrant workforce

Joint Council for Wales is united in its commitment to provide the best support to everyone in our workplaces and communities.

All Welsh council workers to receive Real Living Wage

From 1st April 2019 all council workers in Wales will receive an hourly rate of at least £9.00

Solidarity message to striking OCU members, Liverpool Women’s Hospital

Private companies like OCS, working for the health service, must apply NHS rates of play

Women have the power to shape their future

A landmark event in Wales marking International Women’s Day will explore gender equality, women’s history and their struggles and successes.

UNISON to be main sponsor of Swansea Pride for next three years

L-R Branch chair David White, branch equalities officer Curtis Evans and Swansea Pride chair Eliot King   UNISON’s City and County of Swansea branch will be the official main partner of Swansea Pride for the next three years. Swansea PRIDE is an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people across the region. Chris […]

Calling notice: International Women’s Day activities #BalanceForBetter, Friday 8 March 2019

International Women’s Day activities #BalanceForBetter Friday 8 March 2019 10am-4pm, Coleg y Cymoedd Nantgarw Campus Cardiff CF15 7QY To mark International Women’s Day 2019 (Friday 8 March), Velindre University NHS Trust and UNISON Cymru Wales are hosting in partnership an event looking at women’s history, struggles and successes. This will include: Exhibition of ‘Wall of […]

Bridgend council cuts will hit working families

Bridgend County Borough Council plans to slash spending on services by £7.6m and this will have a devastating impact on jobs, public services and the local economy

UNISON: ‘Powys made wrong decision on care’

Council to re-privatise care provision despite BUPA’s troubled tenure of local care homes.

UNISON: ‘Newport care closures not in public interest’

A proposal to close Newport’s two remaining supported living care homes for those with learning and health disabilities is not in the public interest, according to UNISON Cymru Wales. The City Council intends to privatise supported living care in which 13 carers assist 5 clients. Closing the homes has obvious negative implications for potential service […]

Bangor university to cut pensions of lowest paid staff

Bangor university has announced it plans to cut the pensions of its clerical workers; I.T. staff; lab workers; cleaners; caterers; security staff and more. The pensions of higher paid staff, such as lecturers and executive managers, will not be affected. UNISON says by targeting non-academic staff, Bangor has shown how little it values the role […]

Pay rise for low paid Vale workers

Vale of Glamorgan school support staff; refuse workers; cleaners; caterers and more are in line for a pay rise after the council worked in partnership with the trade unions to deliver a minimum rate of £9.18 per hour, effective from 1 April 2019. Hourly wages will increase by £1.28 from the current £7.90. The new […]

Competition success for Bridgend youngsters

Stars at Pil Primary, Pyle, photo credit: Laura Doel Youngsters throughout Bridgend have showed off their creative skills to honour the unsung heroes of their schools. UNISON in Bridgend launched a poster competition as part of its Stars in Our Schools initiative. Pupils were encouraged to draw pictures of their favourite support staff and give […]

Job cuts will damage Bangor university

Responding to the news that as many as 60 jobs are threatened at Bangor university, UNISON Cymru Wales has warned the quality of education and prestige of the institution will inevitably suffer. The trade union, which represents university support staff, has singled out the threat to cut Bangor security team jobs as a terrible own […]

End of austerity sham as further cuts hit Swansea

Grim news for Swansea residents as hundreds of local authority jobs threatened

Cruel tax policy leaves children in poverty

Two child limit under Tax Credits and Universal Credit leaves some families struggling in poverty