Austerity cuts put local democracy at risk

UNISON Cymru/Wales warns that austerity cuts are damaging our public services and threatening to undermine local democracy

Councils and unions lobby Parliament over fair funding for Wales

Five years of austerity have ‘inflicted long-term damage ‘on Welsh communities

Thousands sign petition to protect Vale of Glamorgan libraries

UNISON will submit thousands of signatures from across the Vale of Glamorgan to the local council in a bid to protect library services. Library services across the Vale of Glamorgan have come under threat as a result of budget constraints. Council proposals include redycung opening hours, cutting staff numbers, and a call to community groups […]

Vale of Glamorgan council slated over library announcement

UNISON has criticised the Vale of Glamorgan council for publishing misleading information about the future of the authority’s library services

Cardiff rallies to save its libraries

People from across Cardiff came together on National Libraries Day to stage a ‘read-in’ to oppose cuts to Cardiff library services

Celebrate your local library on National Libraries Day

‘Express your love of libraries’ and stand behind library staff this Saturday, on National Libraries Day

UNISON highlights double whammy effect of austerity and local government reorganisation in Wales

In response to the release of  Welsh public services minister Leighton Andrews’ consultation, Reforming Local Government: Power to Local People, UNISON Cymru/Wales head of local government Dominic MacAskill said: “There is a general consensus across Wales that council restructuring is both necessary and inevitable. “However, despite the fact that this debate has been ongoing for some […]

Wales’ only rainforest faces the chop

A petition has been launched to defend Plantasia, Wales’ only rainforest, against plans for closure

UNISON anger at Cardiff council’s savage budget proposals

UNISON members at Cardiff council have responded angrily to budget proposals being put out to consultation by the council. UNISON believes that if the council continues with their destructive policies, public services in the city will be beyond repair. The council are also expecting the workforce to pay for some of the deficit through further erosion of […]