Press releases

Welsh council workers: pay offer is real terms pay cut

Welsh council workers are angry their employers have increased a meagre pay offer by just 0.25 per cent, to 1.75 per cent, significantly below inflation

Welsh government not listening to school staff on face coverings

Education staff have criticised the Welsh government announcement

Powys council to in-source property services

Powys County Council has announced Heart of Wales Property Service will be dissolved. Services will be brought under direct local authority control

Wales survey shows health declined for third of home workers

The mental and physical health of a third of people working from home in Wales has deteriorated because of the new ways of working

Pay rise of more than 1 per cent could cost jobs, careers staff told

Careers advisors working with unemployed people and school leavers have voted overwhelmingly to reject proposals to improve their pay by just 1 per cent

UNISON: “Welsh council workers feel patronised by UK government”

A Welsh trade union has today (Tuesday) criticised a 1.5 per cent pay offer for thousands of council workers here as insufficient.

UNISON: Extend Covid thank you bonus to all council workers

Many low paid, mainly female public service workers in Wales, are hundreds of pounds worse off because of the costs of working from home

Welsh public service workers donate £12,000 to Cuban Covid hospitals

Cuban hospitals and medical staff fighting Covid are to benefit from a £12,000 donation from Welsh public service workers. The money has been used to buy surplus medical personal protective equipment (PPE), which will be shipped to Havana from the UK today (Tuesday). Healthcare employees, local government workers and other public service staff answered an […]

NHS Wales workers appeal for public support on pay, says UNISON  

Health workers across Wales are appealing to the public this week to back their campaign so NHS staff can receive a proper pay rise before the summer

73% of public want Welsh government to do more to tackle child poverty

Karen Loughlin, UNISON Cymru Wales regional secretary 73 per cent of the Welsh public believe the Welsh government should do more to lift children out of poverty. That’s the finding of a Savanta ComRes poll of 1,021 people released today (Friday). The poll was commissioned by public services union, UNISON Cymru Wales, which has made […]

Welsh opinion poll results: Ban companies from public contracts if they use zero hours

70 per cent of the Welsh public believe companies receiving public money should not be allowed to hire staff on zero-hour contracts. That’s the finding of a Savanta ComRes poll of 1,021 people released today (Friday). The poll, commissioned by public services union, UNISON, also found Welsh people want the next Senedd government to improve […]

72 per cent of Welsh public would support a National Care Service

72 per cent of the Welsh public would support the creation of a National Care Service, similar to the NHS, to deliver social care for older, disabled and vulnerable people. That’s the finding of a Savanta ComRes poll of 1,021 people released today (Wednesday). The poll, commissioned by public services union, UNISON, also found 90 […]

Illustrators to get creative to back NHS pay poster campaign

Posters designed by children’s illustrators and writers are part of a growing collection of artwork that households across the UK are being urged to display this week to show support for a proper pay rise for NHS staff

Top poet to perform for Welsh school support staff

All school support staff in Wales are being offered the opportunity to watch a special virtual performance from one of Britain’s best-loved poets, John Agard, this Saturday (27 March)

Neath Port Talbot Council must run leisure services directly, says UNISON

Neath Port Talbot Council workers are calling on the local authority to take direct control of local leisure services to ensure the community has the best possible facilities as they emerge from lockdown