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 […]

100 years of women’s suffrage but true equality elusive

Campaigning public services union, UNISON is using the commemoration of a hundred years of women’s suffrage (Tuesday), to survey female members’ attitudes to barriers they face in today’s workplaces. This work is being undertaken by UNISON’s proactive Women’s committee. UNISON Cymru Wales is proud of having women in key leadership positions; 3 out of 4 of […]

Grinch visits prominent Welsh MPs

Four prominent Welsh Conservative MPs will receive visits from groups of Grinch lookalikes this week. Public service workers angry at the UK government’s continued seven-year pay cap will invoke the fictional character who famously wanted to ruin Christmas time. They will warn the MPs not to “steal our pay rise.” Healthcare and local authority staff […]

UNISON urges MPs: ‘stick up for your communities’

UNISON Cymru Wales has written to all Conservative MPs urging them to attend a debate in Parliament this afternoon (Monday) on the trade union’s petition to end the seven-year public sector pay cap. The petition has been signed by thousands of people and UNISON has said MPs must stand up for the communities they have […]

Theresa May must deliver for struggling families

  UNISON Cymru Wales says the pressure is on Theresa May to show her government really is driven to support ‘just-about-managing families’, in the budget on Wednesday. The trade union has identified investment in public services and public service workers as priorities for government action this week. Public service workers have been subjected to seven […]

Minister faces public challenge

For immediate release: Saturday 4 November 2017 Barry today (Saturday), hosted its biggest political rally in a decade as public services union, UNISON, brought hundreds of people to the constituency seat of the Secretary of State for Wales. King’s Square was awash with colour, placards, banners and flags as families crowded to hear public services […]

Alun Cairns failing to represent Wales’ interests

  Hundreds of public service workers and their families from across Wales will descend on Barry this Saturday (4 November), for a rally and march in the constituency seat of Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns MP. The protest, organised by UNISON, will accuse the minster of not standing up for the people of […]

Mass rally in Barry – Saturday 4 November

CALLING NOTICE MASS RALLY IN BARRY – SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER UNISON Cymru Wales has called an all-Wales #SaveOurServices rally in the constituency seat of the Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns, on Saturday 4 November, assembling at 12pm King’s Square, Barry. Hundreds of people are expected for a loud and colourful demonstration. Confirmed speakers […]

Save our services lobby of Welsh government

Public service workers from across the country gather at the Senedd tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12pm to tell politicians that local public services will disappear completely without a serious injection of cash from the Welsh government.   UNISON’s mass lobby comes ahead of Welsh Government’s announcement of its draft 2018-19 budget proposals later in the afternoon. […]

Trade union supports Great Get Together

  UNISON Cymru/Wales is encouraging people to celebrate the principles Jo Cox stood for and support the Great Get Together this weekend. The Foundation named in her honour wants to bring communities together and is inviting people on 16 -18 June to share a barbecue, picnic or bake off, celebrating with fun and humour, all […]

UNISON mourns Rhodri Morgan

Reacting to the passing of former Labour First Minister Rhodri Morgan, Margaret Thomas, UNISON Cymru/Wales regional secretary said, “Like everyone in the Labour Party and trade union movement across Wales, UNISON members are in shock at the passing of Rhodri Morgan. We remember him affectionately, as a decent man, an authentic, clever politician who spoke […]

Abused for wanting to serve the community

  Public sector union UNISON has condemned the vile abuse directed at a young female member who is standing in the General Election. Emily Owen is standing for the Labour Party in Aberconwy and has suffered appalling online sexual harassment since announcing her candidacy. Twenty-two year old Emily has received a series of degrading comments […]

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 […]

EU nationals in Wales should be protected

  Reacting to last night’s vote by Members of Parliament to overturn amendments aimed at guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens in the UK, Margaret Thomas, UNISON Cymru Regional Secretary said, “It’s a disgrace that the government is using EU nationals living and working here and contributing so much to our society, as negotiating chips. […]

Aberfan disaster anniversary marked

The fiftieth anniversary of the Aberfan tragedy has been marked by UNISON staff and members working in public services across Wales. Margaret Thomas, UNISON Regional Secretary said, “Wales stands united in remembering those who lost their lives and their families. Any death is a tragedy, but a child’s death holds a particular poignancy and our […]