Press releases

UNISON comment on Allied Healthcare in Pembrokeshire

Council deserves praise for acting swiftly to offer reassurance to vulnerable residents in Pembrokeshire and the care workforce

Threat of strike action forces improved pay offer at Aneurin Leisure

Employer concedes much improved offer after massive vote for strike action

Cardiff hosts prestigious university conference

Two hundred university support staff from across the UK to discuss tackling prevalence of low pay contrasted with excessive Vice Chancellor salaries

UNISON celebrates becoming the UK’s biggest union

  Photo credit: Mark Thomas UNISON is marking becoming the UK’s biggest union by launching a month of recruitment activity today (Tuesday) to reach out to every worker in the country providing public services. The union has now more than 1.3 million people in its membership who work in education, local government, the NHS, the […]

Drakeford backs young workers

Mark Drakeford has backed demands from UNISON Young Members that will make a real difference to young people’s quality of life

Aneurin Leisure spends money on gimmicks and not staff

Staff have rejected a revised offer to improve wages by 1.5 per cent

Neath Port Talbot council workers petition Welsh Assembly

Council staff warn public services in the local authority are at breaking point

Overwhelming vote for strike action at Blaenau Gwent leisure centres, libraries and parks

Receptionists, caterers, lifeguards, librarians and others working for Aneurin Leisure Trust organised by UNISON voted by more than 88 per cent in favour of taking industrial action.

Public service workers under intolerable pressure

Welsh public service staff face a daily struggle with impossible workloads and are risking their mental health. That’s the message from UNISON Cymru Wales which says employers are not doing enough to support their staff. The trade union has begun a two-week survey of staff at hospitals, councils, colleges and more, to encourage workers to […]

UNISON supports Mark Drakeford for leader of Welsh Labour

UNISON Cymru Wales’ Labour Link Committee met with all three candidates for the Leadership of Welsh Labour today and voted to offer a supportive nomination to Mark Drakeford AM. Dan Beard, who is Chair of the Committee said, “We were very impressed with all three candidates who each presented their vision of what they hope […]

Cardiff and Vale college staff: ‘Low pay means we can’t afford bus fare to work’

Stories of in-work poverty come as Further Education (FE) college staff across Wales vote whether to accept an offer to increase wages by one per cent

Merthyr college staff struggle to pay rent on low wages

Stories of in-work poverty come as Further Education college staff across Wales vote whether to accept an offer to increase wages by one per cent

Strike ballot at Blaenau Gwent leisure centres, libraries and parks

Aneurin Bevan Leisure Trust staff in libraries, entertainment venues, parks and leisure centres across Blaenau Gwent are being balloted for strike action

PUBLIC SERVICES IN NEATH PORT TALBOT COUNCIL AT BREAKING POINT

PUBLIC SERVICES IN NEATH PORT TALBOT COUNCIL AT BREAKING POINT Neath Port Talbot politicians will gather at the Council’s Offices Civic Centre Port Talbot for a ‘Question Time’-style event with employees of the local authority.  UNISON’s Neath Port Talbot Local Government branch has organised the session to highlight the damage being wrought by severe UK […]

UNISON tells Welsh Labour: ‘Change voting system for Carwyn successor’

Electoral college should be revised, removing the section for elected politicians