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Tribunal rules unfairly dismissed nurse must be re-engaged

A nurse who was sacked for frequent short-term sickness absence during a period when she was suffering domestic abuse is to be re-engaged following the intervention of her trade union, UNISON and law firm Thompsons. An employment tribunal has ruled that Cardiff and Vale University Health Board acted unfairly in dismissing Karen Allen-Powlett; that she […]

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EU nationals in Wales should be protected

  Reacting to last night’s vote by Members of Parliament to overturn amendments aimed at guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens in the UK, Margaret Thomas, UNISON Cymru Regional Secretary said, “It’s a disgrace that the government is using EU nationals living and working here and contributing so much to our society, as negotiating chips. […]

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Hospital workers win bumper pay award

  Healthcare workers in the sterilisation and disinfection units at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) hospitals have accepted the health board’s proposals to boost pay rates by up to £1,900, bringing to a close a two month industrial dispute. UNISON had argued that staff at the Morriston, Singleton and Princess of Wales hospitals were […]

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Emergency ambulance attacked

Responding to news that a Welsh emergency ambulance was targeted by rugby fans on Friday evening, Darron Dupre, Ambulance lead for UNISON in Wales, said, “It is beyond belief that an emergency ambulance containing a highly experienced crew dedicated to supporting the rugby crowds last Friday was targeted by a reckless individual throwing a beer […]

Council Labour group to support Living Wage and end outsourcing

  Campaigning public services union, UNISON Cymru/Wales today (Monday) celebrates securing a landmark agreement with Carmarthenshire Labour group which would see the introduction of a Living Wage of £8.45 per hour for all council employees, if Labour wins control of the council in the May local elections. At a public event outside County Hall this […]

Council to pay thousands to unfairly sacked worker

An employment tribunal has forced Carmarthenshire County Council to pay tens of thousands of pounds in compensation after concluding it unfairly dismissed an employee working at Pembrey Country Park. Ski centre co-ordinator Eirian Morris was found to have been unlawfully treated when he was made redundant and supported by his trade union, UNISON and law […]

Careers service strategy in chaos

Sixty jobs are to be axed at Careers Wales despite the fact the organisation is in the running to deliver a landmark training scheme next year. Public services union, UNISON, has described Welsh government’s careers services funding strategy as a mess. The trade union has warned shedding so many jobs would seriously undermine the quality […]

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ABMU strike suspended

Staff at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) hospitals working in the sterilisation and disinfection units have today (Tuesday) suspended tomorrow’s scheduled strike action to allow for consideration of the board’s latest offer. Donna Hutton, UNISON Cymru/Wales head of health said, “ABMU healthcare workers continue to show marvellous unity and purpose in this dispute […]

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ABMU strike suspended

Staff at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) hospitals working in the sterilisation and disinfection units have today (Tuesday) suspended tomorrow’s scheduled strike action to allow for consideration of the board’s latest offer. Donna Hutton, UNISON Cymru/Wales head of health said, “ABMU healthcare workers continue to show marvellous unity and purpose in this dispute […]

Care services safeguarded at Newport council

Newport care workers this week are celebrating the news that the City Council has decided not to outsource care services for older people. Public services union UNISON, ran a campaign to retain services in-house and it has described the decision as a victory for clients and employees. The trade feared outsourcing would undermine care standards […]

UNISON Launch of Local Government Manifesto

Does your local councillor put people first?

  The local elections are on 4 May and it’s your chance to have your say. Local council services have been pushed to breaking point because of severe UK Conservative government spending cuts. That’s why it is essential our local councillors stand up for policies which protect our communities and public service workers. UNISON Cymru/Wales’ […]

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Strike back on at ABMU hospitals

  Staff at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board hospitals working in the sterilisation and disinfection units have described the health board’s pay offer as unsatisfactory and escalated their industrial action.  A 48-hour stoppage is scheduled for Wednesday 22 – Thursday 23 February 2017. Non-emergency surgery is likely to be severely disrupted. Employees are infuriated […]

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UNISON launches manifesto for strong Welsh communities

  Investing in public services and strengthening communities must be the priority for all political parties, according to a manifesto published today (Wednesday) by UNISON, ahead of the Welsh local elections. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis will join more than a hundred public service workers including carers, caretakers and refuse collectors outside Cardiff Central Library […]

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Calling notice: Official launch UNISON Cymru/Wales manifesto

UNISON Cymru/Wales will officially launch its manifesto for the forthcoming local elections in Wales on Wednesday 15 February 2017, outside Cardiff Central Library, the Hayes at 12.30pm. UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis, will join over 100 local government workers and council candidates from across Wales for the event. Local government workers in their various uniforms […]

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What have trade unions done for us?

  UNISON Cymru/Wales members will be taking to high streets and workplaces next week to celebrate the historic achievements of trade unions. UNISON members are participating in the UK-wide ‘I heart unions’ week of action organised by the TUC to show unions are responsible for winning landmark social change which has benefitted the whole nation. […]