73% of public want Welsh government to do more to tackle child poverty

Karen Loughlin, UNISON Cymru Wales regional secretary 73 per cent of the Welsh public believe the Welsh government should do more to lift children out of poverty. That’s the finding of a Savanta ComRes poll of 1,021 people released today (Friday). The poll was commissioned by public services union, UNISON Cymru Wales, which has made […]

Welsh opinion poll results: Ban companies from public contracts if they use zero hours

70 per cent of the Welsh public believe companies receiving public money should not be allowed to hire staff on zero-hour contracts. That’s the finding of a Savanta ComRes poll of 1,021 people released today (Friday). The poll, commissioned by public services union, UNISON, also found Welsh people want the next Senedd government to improve […]

72 per cent of Welsh public would support a National Care Service

72 per cent of the Welsh public would support the creation of a National Care Service, similar to the NHS, to deliver social care for older, disabled and vulnerable people. That’s the finding of a Savanta ComRes poll of 1,021 people released today (Wednesday). The poll, commissioned by public services union, UNISON, also found 90 […]

Women on Wales frontline feeling pressures at work & home during pandemic, says UNISON  

Women in key worker positions across Wales are losing sleep, spending more on household bills, and worrying about the pandemic’s impact on their children’s education and mental health, according to a survey published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. The findings are based on responses from over 2,700 women including teaching assistants, nurses, council workers and police staff. They provide a comprehensive […]

Health workers in Wales urge local MPs to back early pay rise for exhausted staff and to protect the NHS  

Hundreds of health staff across Wales – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are writing to the region’s 22 MPs asking them to back UNISON’s call for NHS staff to get an early pay rise in time for Christmas.  

Union slams Prime Minister for not valuing care workers

Thousands of mainly female, low paid care workers will be incensed to learn today (Friday), the Prime Minister has refused to waive tax and National Insurance deductions from the £500 Covid bonus granted by Welsh government.

New union leader: Welsh public services desperate for investment

Wales’ newest trade union leader has taken office pledging to campaign for greater investment in public services and the public service workers