Press releases

UNISON launches ‘Save Barry Hospital Ward’ petition

UNISON healthcare workers have launched a petition to save the threatened Sam Davies ward at Barry Hospital. The trade union has called on the whole of the town to sign up to defend their local health services. Cardiff and Vale University Health Board wants to close the acute rehabilitation ward and UNISON Cymru Wales has […]

Collective bargaining will transform lives of thousands

UNISON Cymru Wales has warmly welcomed the First Minister’s pledge to legislate to make the country a ‘fair work nation’

Charter for young workers to be signed at Welsh Assembly

First Minister Mark Drakeford will today (Wednesday) meet the first Welsh employers to sign a charter which will make a real difference to the quality of life of their younger workers. At an event at the Senedd, Mr Drakeford will meet representatives of Careers Wales and Cardiff Council for a special signing of the #RespectYourYouth […]

UNISON: Denbighshire must prove leisure outsourcing is in public interest

A trade union representing leisure service staff has asked Denbighshire County Council for detailed evidence to prove it has properly considered alternatives to outsourcing leisure facilities for a second time despite its earlier disastrous experience. A special meeting of the Council tomorrow (Thursday 30 May), will vote on whether to set up a local authority […]

Shock as two health boards plan pharmacy privatisation

Betsi Cadwaladr and Cardiff and Vale health boards plan to privatise pharmacies in their hospitals. Healthcare workers have spoken of their shock at the attempt to undermine the public service ethos of the Welsh National Health Service

Union political committee elects first black vice-chair

Bridgend social worker, Neelo Farr, won election on the UNISON Cymru Wales Labour Link Committee which helps oversee the union’s political lobbying of Welsh government

UNISON: ‘Denbigh school I.T. planning in chaos’

Proposals to change the way I.T. support is delivered to local schools will damage the quality of the service

UNISON pensions victory at Bangor University

Responding to the announcement that, under pressure from UNISON, Bangor University has dropped plans to make adverse changes to the pension scheme for support staff, Wendy Allison, UNISON Cymru Wales regional organiser, said, “UNISON is celebrating a tremendous victory. We’ve tapped into a strong sense of injustice amongst support staff who have come out in […]

‘Hands off our pensions’ rally at Bangor University

Low paid support workers at Bangor University are incensed at their employer’s proposal to downgrade their pensions

New trade union leader for public service workers in Wales

Tanya Palmer has been announced as the acting regional secretary of UNISON Cymru Wales

Pembrokeshire commemorates fallen workers

UNISON, the public services union for college support staff, challenged construction students to build something to commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day

Ceredigion school support workers: “We feel worthless”

Staff have told UNISON they are fed up at being targeted each year when schools need to make cuts and morale could not be lower.

Low paid female staff heaviest hit by school cuts

Each year, predominantly female low paid teaching assistants, cooks, cleaners, receptionists and more, are told by their school they must reduce their working hours or help make other savings if they wish to keep their jobs

All Welsh council workers to receive Real Living Wage

From 1st April 2019 all council workers in Wales will receive an hourly rate of at least £9.00

Women have the power to shape their future

A landmark event in Wales marking International Women’s Day will explore gender equality, women’s history and their struggles and successes.