Press releases

Job cuts will damage Bangor university

Responding to the news that as many as 60 jobs are threatened at Bangor university, UNISON Cymru Wales has warned the quality of education and prestige of the institution will inevitably suffer. The trade union, which represents university support staff, has singled out the threat to cut Bangor security team jobs as a terrible own […]

End of austerity sham as further cuts hit Swansea

Grim news for Swansea residents as hundreds of local authority jobs threatened

Cruel tax policy leaves children in poverty

Two child limit under Tax Credits and Universal Credit leaves some families struggling in poverty

Cardiff MP backs young workers’ campaign

Jo Stevens has backed demands from UNISON Cymru Wales’ Young Members’ group that will make a real difference to young people’s quality of life

Mark Drakeford calls for Robin Hood Tax

Mark Drakeford AM wants the UK Government to introduce a Robin Hood Tax to provide much-needed funds for vital community services

London austerity costs Wales 28,000 jobs

28,100 local authority jobs have been lost in Wales since 2010 as a result of severe spending cuts driven by the UK Westminster government

National celebration for ‘Stars in our Schools’

In a major show of recognition, schools right across Wales will today (Friday) hold award ceremonies, special assemblies and coffee mornings to thank support staff for their commitment over the last year. Teaching assistants, administrators, caterers, midday supervisors and cleaners are often unsung heroes but are part of the whole education team which makes our […]

UNISON comment on Allied Healthcare in Pembrokeshire

Council deserves praise for acting swiftly to offer reassurance to vulnerable residents in Pembrokeshire and the care workforce

Threat of strike action forces improved pay offer at Aneurin Leisure

Employer concedes much improved offer after massive vote for strike action

Cardiff hosts prestigious university conference

Two hundred university support staff from across the UK to discuss tackling prevalence of low pay contrasted with excessive Vice Chancellor salaries

UNISON celebrates becoming the UK’s biggest union

  Photo credit: Mark Thomas UNISON is marking becoming the UK’s biggest union by launching a month of recruitment activity today (Tuesday) to reach out to every worker in the country providing public services. The union has now more than 1.3 million people in its membership who work in education, local government, the NHS, the […]

Drakeford backs young workers

Mark Drakeford has backed demands from UNISON Young Members that will make a real difference to young people’s quality of life

Aneurin Leisure spends money on gimmicks and not staff

Staff have rejected a revised offer to improve wages by 1.5 per cent

Neath Port Talbot council workers petition Welsh Assembly

Council staff warn public services in the local authority are at breaking point

Overwhelming vote for strike action at Blaenau Gwent leisure centres, libraries and parks

Receptionists, caterers, lifeguards, librarians and others working for Aneurin Leisure Trust organised by UNISON voted by more than 88 per cent in favour of taking industrial action.