Blaenau Gwent first council in Wales to sign UNISON’s ethical care charter

Charter commitments will protect local care workers’ rights, benefitting both local care staff and Blaenau Gwent residents

Public let down by care system

The Welsh care system is in crisis and those receiving residential care are not getting the levels of support they need. That’s the message from the trade union representing care workers, who in turn suffer in-work poverty. UNISON Cymru Wales will today (Wednesday), publish a best practice charter for residential care at the Senedd which […]

Social care sector starved of money

Responding to Welsh government plans to curb zero-hours contracts in social care, Andy Rutherford, UNISON Cymru organiser said, “The social care sector is in crisis because it has been starved of money as a result of seven years of brutal Tory spending cuts. Many councils have farmed out social care in a bid to make […]

Labour group promises ethical care in Swansea

Campaigning public services union, UNISON Cymru/Wales today (Wednesday) celebrates securing a landmark agreement with Swansea Labour group which would see the implementation of an ethical care charter – the first of its kind in Wales, if Labour wins control of the council in the May local elections. At a public event outside Swansea Guildhall this […]

Care services safeguarded at Newport council

Newport care workers this week are celebrating the news that the City Council has decided not to outsource care services for older people. Public services union UNISON, ran a campaign to retain services in-house and it has described the decision as a victory for clients and employees. The trade feared outsourcing would undermine care standards […]