UNISON Cymru/Wales care lead Mark Turner

Proposed removal of profit from children’s services is welcome

Commenting on the publication of the Health and Social Care (Wales) Bill and its proposals to remove profit from services for looked-after children, UNISON Cymru Wales social care lead Mark Turner (pictured above) said: “The Welsh government must be congratulated for taking the initiative and tackling head-on the outrageous profit levels being made by private […]

Care workers given chance to shape future of minimum wage

Social care workers will today (Wednesday) provide key evidence to determine the future of the national minimum wage, says UNISON.

Powys care workers ‘bullied’ into signing weaker contracts

Care workers supporting vulnerable people in Powys have been stripped of their paid break times and must now work longer hours

Care workers give verdict on Welsh government deal with Plaid Cymru

A union representing thousands of care workers has enthusiastically welcomed Welsh Government’s agreement with Plaid Cymru on the future of social care

‘Welsh government must lift care workers out of in-work poverty immediately’ – UNISON

UNISON Cymru Wales says there is an onus on Welsh government to immediately lift care workers out of in-work poverty

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 […]

Supreme Court judgement means Welsh government must act to protect care workers

UNISON Cymru Wales says thousands of mainly female, low-paid care workers here will be bitterly disappointed at the judgement and there is an onus on Welsh ministers to urgently guarantee all care workers will be paid the national minimum wage for sleep-in shifts.