Press releases

Shocking picture of austerity cuts to services in Wales revealed by UNISON

The true scale of almost a decade of savage austerity cuts to local communities in the Wales is laid bare in a study published by UNISON today, showing the impact of huge reductions in council funding. A series of freedom of information (FOI) requests to local authorities in Wales examined the changes in local services […]

UNISON comment: Extension of safe staffing levels in hospitals and nursing bursary

Safe and effective staffing levels are paramount in providing quality care for patients and decent working conditions for staff

Education minister’s glowing tribute to school support staff

The Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, has delivered a glowing tribute to school support staff in a specially-recorded film released today

UK Government cuts have seen more than 700 job losses in Pembrokeshire, says UNISON

UNISON Cymru Wales regional secretary Tanya Palmer. Photo credit: Natasha Hirst   Figures released by UNISON today (Tuesday) show local services in Pembrokeshire are shrinking as a direct result of severe spending cuts driven by Westminster. Over the past nine years Pembrokeshire County Council has lost 732 jobs since 2010, equivalent to 12 per cent […]

Tackling violence against women and supporting White Ribbon Day

Today (25 November) is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Wales’ largest trade union, UNISON Cymru Wales, wants to use its reach in public service workplaces up and down the country to raise awareness of the White Ribbon Campaign

People power wins reprieve for threatened Barry hospital ward

Healthcare workers at Barry Hospital ecstatic after learning their campaigning efforts have won a reprieve for the threatened Sam Davies Ward

UNISON: Insecure work means mental strain for young people

Martyn David   Life on zero hours, low pay and insecure work has taken its toll on young people in Wales.  That’s the message from UNISON which has organised a ‘Young Workers’ Well-being’ event today (Friday), thought to be the first of its kind in Wales. The trade union has brought together the Cwm Taf […]

Calling notice: Minister for Education to visit Coastlands school, Haverfordwest

Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams  Visit to Coastlands school, Haverfordwest   Thursday 21 November 2019 14.15-15.15   Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, will take time out from her visit to Coastlands school in Pembrokeshire to meet school support staff and celebrate their achievements over a cup of tea and cake.   The meeting has been […]

National award for team that brought joy to a psychiatric ward

A small team in Wrexham has scooped the prestigious Nursing Times Team of the Year Award for their pioneering work transforming the Tryweryn psychiatric intensive care ward at Betsi Cadwaladr.

Crunch meeting in Betsi nursing rota dispute

Trade unions representing healthcare workers at Betsi Cadwaladr are to meet the health board tomorrow (Friday) to discuss the ongoing dispute over the imposition of an unpopular nursing rota which would leave some nurses financially worse off.

Dire Welsh council funding threatens local services

The dire state of funding councils threatens public services such as adult care, road maintenance, libraries, leisure centres and food hygiene inspection and even the collapse of some councils

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.