Press releases

Union asks Wales ministers: “Work with us to secure extra cash for NHS workers from Westminster”

The public services union representing thousands of healthcare workers has today (Thursday) written to the First Minster and Health Minister asking them to join its campaign to secure extra cash for NHS workers here from Westminster.

Public service workers’ urgent message for Caerphilly County Borough residents

Hundreds of public service workers in Caerphilly County Borough have issued a joint message urging local residents to get behind the new lockdown rules

Low paid care workers pin hopes on new Social Care Forum

Thousands of mainly female, low paid care workers are hoping today’s initiation of Wales’ Social Care Forum will lead to a significant boost to their minimum wage-salaries

Mental health charity and union encourage Covid frontline workers to seek help

Public service workers in Wales are set to benefit from specialist mental health support provided by Mind Cymru.

University of South Wales branded ‘immoral’

The University of South Wales has been branded ‘immoral’ for planning to employ new support staff on greatly reduced pay and inferior employment contracts whilst sitting on reserves of £100m.

New union leader: Welsh public services desperate for investment

Wales’ newest trade union leader has taken office pledging to campaign for greater investment in public services and the public service workers

UNISON reaction on Welsh government pledge to help care workers

It’s important to hear Welsh government acknowledge the serious concerns of care workers and Vaughan Gething deserves credit for listening to the trade unions. This approach is in stark contrast to the Westminster government.

Public service workers to be trained to recognise signs of modern slavery

A pilot training programme to be launched this weekend at a UNISON event will help public service workers to report instances of people in forced labour to the authorities and better help affected individuals

UNISON nominates Antoniw for special Welsh seat on Labour’s National Executive Committee

Public services union, UNISON Cymru Wales has today (Monday) nominated Senedd Member Mick Antoniw for the elected special Welsh seat on the Labour Party National Executive Committee (NEC). UNISON’s Labour Link Committee agreed the nomination after interviewing both Mick Antoniw and Carwyn Jones MS this morning. Both candidates are UNISON members. Mick Antoniw MS said, […]

UNISON comment on University of South Wales/Trinity St David’s announcement

University support staff at the University of South Wales and at Trinity St David cautiously welcome the news of this partnership

Time to fix a broken care system

As Welsh government, care employers and trade unions meet today (Friday) to finalise preparations for the new Social Care Forum, UNISON has said it is time to show frontline care workers they are valued and pay them what they are worth

Pembrokeshire council and Ombudsman sent dossier of offensive material posted by councillor Dowson

Pembrokeshire County Council and the Public Services Ombudsman have been urged to examine social media posts apparently made by councillor Paul Dowson which are hateful to women; the LGBT+ community; to different religions and to Black people

Swansea council’s support for Black Lives Matter wins union praise

The City and County of Swansea branch of public service workers union, UNISON, has congratulated Swansea councillors for passing a Black Lives Matter motion last week

Show your appreciation and thoughts for the NHS and key workers, says UNISON

People around the UK are being urged to celebrate and commemorate health, care and other essential workers this weekend to mark the 72nd birthday of the NHS, says UNISON

UNISON: Hold investigation into Pembs councillor Dowson’s conduct

Pembrokeshire County Councillor Paul Dowson’s public statements criticising the Black Lives Matter movement should be formally investigated by the council, according to UNISON.