Press releases

Healthcare workers and carers need personal protective equipment to safely go about their work

Health and care staff across Wales are extremely concerned about the provision of personal protective equipment

UNISON response to Welsh Government announcement on personal protective equipment

UNISON has been in ongoing discussion to ensure there is a sufficient supply of appropriate PPE to frontline healthcare workers across both the NHS and social care sector

UNISON: Powys Council social work changes divisive

Powys County Council’s announcement that it intends to boost the salaries of a select few social workers by £3,000 has backfired causing widespread resentment amongst employees

Public service workers comment on Welsh government budget

For the first time in recent memory, public service workers will breathe a sigh of relief that for once, the headlines will not be about further service cuts and job losses

Healthcare workers help bring story of loss to the theatre

Healthcare workers are helping to bring a tragic story of loss to the theatre after agreeing to be a sponsor of Welsh writer Philippa Davies’ play about the devastating effects of stillbirth on a family. Dancing in the Wings will premier at Theatre Clwyd in Mold on 27 February before transferring to The Forum Studio […]

UNISON comment on Royal Glamorgan

Responding to proposals to downgrade Royal Glamorgan’s Accident and Emergency department, Ian Cathrew, UNISON Cwm Taf Morgannwg branch chair, said, “UNISON is completely opposed to any withdrawal of emergency department services from the Royal Glamorgan Hospital. The people of Cwm Taf Morgannwg deserve a world-class National Health Service and there must be no reduction in […]

Help offered to foreign nationals working in Welsh public services

European nationals working in Wales as carers, healthcare assistants and school support staff amongst others are to be offered assistance by UNISON in processing their applications to remain in the UK after Brexit

Experts gather for menopause conference in St Asaph

UNISON North Wales Health branch has invited a range of public service workers and managers to a conference today to learn about and discuss how to better support female workers going through the menopause.

Shocking picture of austerity cuts to services in Wales revealed by UNISON

The true scale of almost a decade of savage austerity cuts to local communities in the Wales is laid bare in a study published by UNISON today, showing the impact of huge reductions in council funding. A series of freedom of information (FOI) requests to local authorities in Wales examined the changes in local services […]

UNISON comment: Extension of safe staffing levels in hospitals and nursing bursary

Safe and effective staffing levels are paramount in providing quality care for patients and decent working conditions for staff

Education minister’s glowing tribute to school support staff

The Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, has delivered a glowing tribute to school support staff in a specially-recorded film released today

UK Government cuts have seen more than 700 job losses in Pembrokeshire, says UNISON

UNISON Cymru Wales regional secretary Tanya Palmer. Photo credit: Natasha Hirst   Figures released by UNISON today (Tuesday) show local services in Pembrokeshire are shrinking as a direct result of severe spending cuts driven by Westminster. Over the past nine years Pembrokeshire County Council has lost 732 jobs since 2010, equivalent to 12 per cent […]

Tackling violence against women and supporting White Ribbon Day

Today (25 November) is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Wales’ largest trade union, UNISON Cymru Wales, wants to use its reach in public service workplaces up and down the country to raise awareness of the White Ribbon Campaign

People power wins reprieve for threatened Barry hospital ward

Healthcare workers at Barry Hospital ecstatic after learning their campaigning efforts have won a reprieve for the threatened Sam Davies Ward

UNISON: Insecure work means mental strain for young people

Martyn David   Life on zero hours, low pay and insecure work has taken its toll on young people in Wales.  That’s the message from UNISON which has organised a ‘Young Workers’ Well-being’ event today (Friday), thought to be the first of its kind in Wales. The trade union has brought together the Cwm Taf […]