Campaigning public services union, UNISON has called a mass demonstration at the Senedd on Tuesday 18 October 2016 at 12.30pm to coincide with the Welsh Government’s announcement of its draft budget proposals later that afternoon. UNISON activists from branches across Wales will descend on Cardiff Bay to lobby Assembly Members for fairer funding for Wales. Social workers, school support staff, carers, cooks, caretakers, highway maintenance workers, refuse workers, health care workers and many more, will argue that public services in our communities have been so badly damaged by Tory austerity that it is only thanks to the workforce of public service champions that they are still functioning.
UNISON will have a loud and colourful presence on the Senedd steps ahead of the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, Mark Drakeford AM.
UNISON spokespeople will be available for interview.
Assembly Members have been invited to join the demonstration on the steps.