UNISON comment on staff shortages at Singleton hospital

Responding to news a shortage of staff may lead to the temporary closure of a ward at Singleton hospital, Donna Hutton, UNISON Cymru head of health said, “We need to know more about the reasons behind the shortage of nurses in this case but it’s clearly worrying when a hospital says it doesn’t have the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 further discussion of the board’s latest offer. Mark Turner UNISON regional organiser said, “It is clear that the marvellous display of solidarity from our members last Wednesday […]

Striking workers lobby local Assembly Member

Staff at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) hospitals working in the sterilisation and disinfection units have welcomed the invitation from local Assembly Member Mike Hedges to meet him this afternoon (Friday) to discuss their pay parity dispute with the health board. Employees were on strike on Wednesday, furious that after two years of […]

Healthcare workers on strike today at ABMU hospitals

Staff at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board hospitals working in the sterilisation and disinfection units are today (Wednesday) taking industrial action for 24 hours from midnight this morning. Non-emergency surgery is likely to be severely disrupted. A further period of 24-hour strike action is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 1 February 2017. 96 […]

Strike ballot at ABMU hospitals

UNISON is today (Wednesday) issuing ballot papers to staff at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board hospitals working in the sterilisation and disinfection units and the x-ray department. Hospital workers are infuriated their claim for pay parity with colleagues doing the same job in other hospitals in Wales has not been taken seriously by the […]