Press releases

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.

Public service workers under intolerable pressure

Welsh public service staff face a daily struggle with impossible workloads and are risking their mental health. That’s the message from UNISON Cymru Wales which says employers are not doing enough to support their staff. The trade union has begun a two-week survey of staff at hospitals, councils, colleges and more, to encourage workers to […]

UNISON supports Mark Drakeford for leader of Welsh Labour

UNISON Cymru Wales’ Labour Link Committee met with all three candidates for the Leadership of Welsh Labour today and voted to offer a supportive nomination to Mark Drakeford AM. Dan Beard, who is Chair of the Committee said, “We were very impressed with all three candidates who each presented their vision of what they hope […]

Cardiff and Vale college staff: ‘Low pay means we can’t afford bus fare to work’

Stories of in-work poverty come as Further Education (FE) college staff across Wales vote whether to accept an offer to increase wages by one per cent

Merthyr college staff struggle to pay rent on low wages

Stories of in-work poverty come as Further Education college staff across Wales vote whether to accept an offer to increase wages by one per cent

Strike ballot at Blaenau Gwent leisure centres, libraries and parks

Aneurin Bevan Leisure Trust staff in libraries, entertainment venues, parks and leisure centres across Blaenau Gwent are being balloted for strike action

PUBLIC SERVICES IN NEATH PORT TALBOT COUNCIL AT BREAKING POINT

PUBLIC SERVICES IN NEATH PORT TALBOT COUNCIL AT BREAKING POINT 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.  UNISON’s Neath Port Talbot Local Government branch has organised the session to highlight the damage being wrought by severe UK […]

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