Press releases

UNISON Cymru/Wales regional secretary Jess Turner

Women in the public sector in Wales repeatedly denied flexible work requests, says UNISON

Three in ten women employed in key public services across Wales have had their requests to work flexibly denied

UNISON supports Vaughan Gething for leader of Welsh Labour

UNISON Cymru/Wales today (Friday 26 January 2024) backed Vaughan Gething MS to be the next First Minister of Wales and leader of Welsh Labour.

Darron Dupre, UNISON Cymru/Wales Local Government lead

“Give extra cash to councils,” UNISON tells Welsh government

Darron Dupre, head of local government for UNISON Cymru Wales, responds to UK government announcement

UNISON Newport welcomes Margot Robbie’s support for unions

UNISON will be leafleting cinema goers outside the Riverside Theatre tomorrow (Thursday), to publicise their ballot for strike action at Newport Live

Community safety wardens should not be ‘bin police’, say Caerphilly unions

Community safety wardens in Caerphilly are to be diverted from tackling anti-social behaviour to policing what goes into residents’ recycling bins

Goodbye message from Dominic MacAskill

UNISON Cymru Wales has said goodbye to an inspirational regional secretary and dedicated champion of public service workers. Dominic MacAskill is retiring today and Jess Turner is the new incoming regional secretary. You can read Dominic’s message to UNISON members below. Dominic MacAskill is retiring as UNISON Cymru Wales regional secretary Dear all, One last […]

Ending free school meals in holidays means hungry children this summer

Thousands of children are at risk of going hungry over the summer because of Welsh government’s decision to end free school meals support

Mark Turner, UNISON Cymru/Wales care lead

Social workers quit council jobs in favour of agencies

Social workers are quitting permanent council paid work and signing up with agencies due to burnout and stress

UNISON Cymru/Wales welcomes approval of pay award for health workers

Wales’ largest health union, UNISON Cymru/Wales, has welcomed a decision to approve an additional pay award by the Welsh government for NHS staff.

UNISON response to improved NHS Wales pay offer

Wales’ biggest health union has responded to Welsh government’s improved pay offer for all NHS Wales staff

UNISON reaction to Welsh government meeting on NHS pay

Dominic MacAskill, regional secretary of UNISON Cymru/Wales, has responded to today’s meeting with the Health Minister Eluned Morgan on NHS pay

left to right: carer Sian Stockham and UNISON Cymru/Wales regional secretary Dominic MacAskill

New report: Private sector is the barrier to improved social care services in Wales

The crisis in social care can never be resolved if services continue to be provided by the private sector, according to a new a major new report.

Councils ​across Wales face ​cash crisis of more than £200m, says UNISON    

UNISON’s head of local government Darron Dupre Councils across ​Wales face a collective funding gap of over £200m in the next financial year forcing them to cut essential services, says a report published today (Thursday) by UNISON. Waste collections, leisure centres, nurseries and other vital services will all be hit according to the findings based on information* from local authorities in Wales. […]

Public sector workers must be strike ready says incoming head of UNISON Cymru Wales

Getting public sector workers ‘strike ready’ in the face of rocketing living costs is a key priority for incoming UNISON Cymru/Wales boss Dominic MacAskill.

Biggest Welsh healthcare union prepares for industrial action ballot

NHS staff belonging to Wales’ biggest healthcare union feel let down by Welsh government’s pay offer and will now be balloted