Press releases

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

University plans for second-class employees

University of South Wales has announced new members of staff will not be directly employed by the institution and will receive inferior pensions

Council ultimatum to staff: sign new contract or be sacked

Gwynedd council has taken the extraordinary step of writing to staff threatening them with the sack if they do not accept lesser employment conditions

Youth service provision to be slashed in the Vale

Councillors considering reducing the universal access team of 48 youth officers to just 9 staff and closing Llantwit Major youth centre

UNISON Wales: ‘Public service workplaces are sexist’

  Female employees in Welsh councils, NHS and other public services, experience sexism at work as an everyday occurrence. That’s the stark message from UNISON Cymru Wales which asked members, 100 years after women won the vote, if equality in the workplace has been achieved. According to 70 per cent of respondents, the answer was […]

Public let down by care system

The Welsh care system is in crisis and those receiving residential care are not getting the levels of support they need. That’s the message from the trade union representing care workers, who in turn suffer in-work poverty. UNISON Cymru Wales will today (Wednesday), publish a best practice charter for residential care at the Senedd which […]

Solidarity message to striking UCU members

UNISON Cymru Wales has sent a solidarity message to UCU members striking at some Welsh universities this week. Dan Beard from UNISON’s Higher Education Service Group Executive said, “UNISON Cymru Wales members give a warm message of solidarity to UCU members striking in defence of your right to a decent pension. “Yours is a critical […]

UNISON endorses Julie Morgan for Welsh Labour deputy

UNISON Cymru Wales Labour Link Forum has endorsed Julie Morgan AM in her bid to become Welsh Labour deputy leader. The popular Cardiff Assembly Member secured the endorsement at a recent UNISON meeting in Llandudno. Each candidate vying to be deputy (or their representative) was invited to address the audience of healthcare workers, local authority […]