Press releases

UNISON tells Welsh Labour: ‘Change voting system for Carwyn successor’

Electoral college should be revised, removing the section for elected politicians

UNISON: Hywel Dda plans inadequate

Health board has more work to do to convince staff of the merit of plans to change hospital services

Corbyn birthday message to first person born in NHS

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn MP, last night (Thursday 5 July), sent a personal message of birthday congratulations to the first baby born in the NHS. Welsh-born Aneira Thomas shares her seventieth birthday with the National Health Service and was named in honour of the founder, Tredegar’s Aneurin Bevan. Jeremy Corbyn’s video message was delivered at […]

UNISON comment: Offer of a pay rise to NHS Wales staff

Responding to Vaughan Gething AM’s offer of a pay rise to NHS Wales staff, Donna Hutton, UNISON Cymru/Wales head of health said; “Welsh healthcare workers are working harder than ever before. They have endured eight years of pay caps costing them the equivalent to a fifth of their pay and they deserve a substantial pay […]

Football legend honoured for public service work

Goalkeeping great Neville Southall, to receive award in recognition of his campaigning for social justice

Housing association in call to end violence at work

Blaenau Gwent’s Tai Calon Community Housing first to sign a charter to end violence at work

Welsh Government reinstates education funding for minorities and travellers

Neath Port Talbot UNISON branch has welcomed Welsh Government’s decision to reverse the cuts to educational support funding to the Minority Ethnic Achievement Service (MEAS) and the Traveller Education Service (TES) by providing partial funding for this year to Neath Port Talbot Council and committing to funding all 22 Local Authorities next year. Following campaigning […]

Poor wages mean GP surgery staff ‘forgotten people of NHS’

Receptionists and administrators in GP surgeries are not covered by NHS pay bargaining and endure very low wages

Youth workers: council betraying young people

Council of rushing to agree proposals which would decimate youth service provision

UNISON: ‘Post-Brexit trade deals could undermine devolution’

Welsh food, jobs and the NHS threatened by a US trade deal

Trade unions in dispute with Merthyr Council

Today (Tuesday), UNISON, GMB & Unite lodged a joint dispute with Merthyr Council after proposals to make massive cuts to School Breakfast Clubs which could result in redundancies. The council insists savings have to made but the reality is that a major upheaval such as this will still only save the authority around £150,000. The […]

UNISON nominates Jane Gebbie to challenge Alun Cairns

Jane is a seasoned campaigner who always stands up for the vulnerable in our society

UNISON and Napo probation workers in Wales hold protests over pay

Probation staff in Wales who work for the National Probation Service (NPS) and the 21 privatised community rehabilitation companies (CRCs), are today (Friday) staging a day of protest to call for a long overdue pay rise. Their unions – Napo and UNISON – say that the 18,000 probation staff have been treated more harshly than other public sector workers, […]

UNISON comment on Tawel Fan report

Responding to the publication of the Health and Social Care Advisory Service report into practices at Glan Clwyd’s Tawel Fan, chair of UNISON Cymru Wales’ health committee, Jan Tomlinson said, “Public service is a badge of honour. Healthcare workers are professional, kind and caring and when the standards of a tiny minority fall below what […]

UNISON comment on Hywel Dda changes

Healthcare workers frustrated by the current system. Logjam discharging patients and bed-blocking