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 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 […]

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

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

UNISON nominates Jane Gebbie to challenge Alun Cairns

Jane is a seasoned campaigner who always stands up for the vulnerable in our society

University plans for second-class employees

University of South Wales has announced new members of staff will not be directly employed by the institution and will receive inferior pensions

UNISON endorses Julie Morgan for Welsh Labour deputy

UNISON Cymru Wales Labour Link Forum has endorsed Julie Morgan AM in her bid to become Welsh Labour deputy leader. The popular Cardiff Assembly Member secured the endorsement at a recent UNISON meeting in Llandudno. Each candidate vying to be deputy (or their representative) was invited to address the audience of healthcare workers, local authority […]

Tribunal awards University of South Wales’ cleaners thousands

Photo: Cleaners victorious outside Cardiff Magistrates court. Credit: Seb Cooke Cleaners working at the University of South Wales have won thousands of pounds compensation for unlawful deduction of wages dating back eleven months. The nine women, supported by their trade union, UNISON, are employed by KGB Cleaning to clean the university’s campus in the Atrium […]

University creche to be privatised

The news that the University of South Wales intends to privatise its popular crèche has met with anger amongst staff. The nursery is to be outsourced on 31 July with the twelve members of staff moving to the new company. UNISON has complained that the university has not properly involved members of staff in the […]

Union campaign secures nursery future

  Public services union, UNISON has hailed the news from the University of South Wales that its nursery will not now close as a victory for ‘people power’. The crèche was earmarked to close in September with 22 staff losing their jobs. The trade union helped to co-ordinate opposition to the proposal from nursery staff, […]

University South Wales protest: ‘Hands off our nursery’

Public services union, UNISON is urging the University of South Wales to reverse its decision to close its crèche facilities. Today (Wednesday), university staff, students, members of the public and their children will attend a protest rally at the Treforest campus at 10am. They will argue closure of the play centre will impact negatively on […]

Fears of job losses at University of South Wales

University of South Wales Group UNISON Branch press release The University of South Wales Group UNISON Branch have today been informed of the scale and shape of the cuts being proposed by the University as it reviews its shape and size under financial pressures. The University which has campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport has […]