Press releases

Torfaen’s Local Service Champions celebrated

Torfaen Council leader Anthony Hunt, today celebrated the contribution of members of the Torfaen’s social services in keeping vital services running for some of the most vulnerable people in society

Calling notice: Neath Port Talbot Council Fair Funding Event: Save Our Services

Neath Port Talbot politicians will gather at the Council’s Offices Civic Centre Port Talbot for a ‘Question Time’-style event with employees of the local authority at 1pm on Friday 11 October 2019. UNISON’s Neath Port Talbot Local Government branch has organised the session to highlight the damage being wrought by severe UK government spending cuts […]

13,000 people tell health board: “Don’t close Barry Hospital Sam Davies ward”

Healthcare workers from Barry hospital will today (Wednesday) hand over a petition at the Senedd signed by 12,991 people calling for the award-winning Sam Davies Ward to remain open

UNISON comment on Cwm Taf Maternity Services

It is absolutely vital members of the public and NHS staff can see progress being made to improve patient care and quality going forward.

Threat of strike action recedes at Celtic Leisure

The threat of strike action at Neath Port Talbot leisure centres has receded following a meeting between Celtic Leisure Executives and UNISON representatives

UNISON comment on Caerphilly chief executive decision

“This sorry saga should have been resolved years ago when UNISON brought the matter to light. Staff are absolutely sick of it and the council needs to move on.”

Mass lobby of Caerphilly Council: Hundred refuse workers to protest at unfair treatment

This evening (Thursday 3 October), more than 100 uniformed refuse workers will hold a mass lobby of Caerphilly councillors arriving for the full council meeting.

Hundreds to march to save threatened Barry hospital ward

Hundreds of people are to march from Barry Hospital this Saturday (5 October) to a rally in King Square to defend the threatened Sam Davies acute rehabilitation ward from closure.

UNISON welcomes reform of digital services in NHS Wales

UNISON, the largest trade union at NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) has today welcomed the announcement by Welsh Government that it will become a Special Health Authority.

Welsh council workers 22 per cent poorer over last decade

Three of Britain’s biggest unions will today hold a lobby for a fair pay rise outside the Welsh Local Government Association

30 per cent increase in modern slavery referrals in Wales

There has been a 30 per cent increase in reported cases of modern slavery in Wales in the last year, according to National Crime Agency statistics

5,000 sign Barry Hospital Ward petition in just three weeks

UNISON healthcare workers at the hospital launched the petition on 23 July with a call for the whole town to sign up to defend the local acute rehabilitation ward for older people.

UNISON launches ‘Save Barry Hospital Ward’ petition

UNISON healthcare workers have launched a petition to save the threatened Sam Davies ward at Barry Hospital. The trade union has called on the whole of the town to sign up to defend their local health services. Cardiff and Vale University Health Board wants to close the acute rehabilitation ward and UNISON Cymru Wales has […]

Collective bargaining will transform lives of thousands

UNISON Cymru Wales has warmly welcomed the First Minister’s pledge to legislate to make the country a ‘fair work nation’

Charter for young workers to be signed at Welsh Assembly

First Minister Mark Drakeford will today (Wednesday) meet the first Welsh employers to sign a charter which will make a real difference to the quality of life of their younger workers. At an event at the Senedd, Mr Drakeford will meet representatives of Careers Wales and Cardiff Council for a special signing of the #RespectYourYouth […]