Press releases

UNISON health worker forced to re-mortgage home and take on extra shifts as cost-of-living crisis deepens

A health worker in South Wales has been left with no choice other than to re-mortgage her home as the ever-deepening cost-of-living crisis tightens its grip

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Health workers need inflation-busting pay rise, says UNISON

Health workers in Wales need an immediate inflation-busting pay rise, says UNISON Cymru/Wales


To celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, the Wales Water branch of UNISON is sponsoring an Iftar meal tomorrow for around 200 members of the Al-Ikhlas Mosque 

Cost of Living Crisis protest set for Cardiff city centre

A major protest against the cost-of-living crisis gripping the nation will be held in the centre of Cardiff.

Sky high petrol prices place vulnerable people at serious risk

Vulnerable people who rely on care workers are being put at huge risk as staff say they cannot afford to travel in the face of sky-high petrol prices

Denise Owen, Ceredigion Council community education manager

St David’s Day could be holiday for Ceredigion council workers

Council workers in Ceredigion could be spending St David’s Day at home with their families next year.

Teaching assistants get recognition and training they deserve

Teaching assistants have praised Education Minister’s statement as biggest commitment government has ever made to improving their employment conditions

Leisure staff in Neath Port Talbot

Landmark move to run leisure services publicly could be blueprint for authorities across Wales

Public service workers are celebrating a momentous decision to bring leisure services back into public hands.

Union calls for leisure services to be brought back in-house ahead of key council talks

Council workers in Neath Port Talbot are calling for leisure services to be brought back into public hands ahead of a key meeting on the issue

UNISON Cymru/Wales welcomes pay boost for care workers

Thousands of care workers across Wales living on the breadline are to receive a pay rise which has been welcomed by public services union UNISON

UNISON vows to win fair settlement for health workers in 2022 after trade unions narrow vote to accept latest Welsh Government pay offer

UNISON Cymru/Wales has pledged to continue to fight for fair pay for thousands of health workers in Wales

Poll: Welsh public back strike action for key workers to win a fair pay rise

Public opinion polling shows Welsh people support healthcare workers, school support staff and council workers campaigning to secure a fair pay rise

Schools risk support staff exodus over pay in Wales

45% of teaching assistants, caretakers, cleaners and other school support staff actively looking for better paid jobs

Care workers give verdict on Welsh government deal with Plaid Cymru

A union representing thousands of care workers has enthusiastically welcomed Welsh Government’s agreement with Plaid Cymru on the future of social care

Stars In Our Schools event shines a light on unsung heroes

Unsung heroes doing working behind the scenes in schools across Wales will be honoured with the annual UNISON Cymru/ Wales Stars in Our Schools event.