UK Government cuts have seen more than 700 job losses in Pembrokeshire, says UNISON

UNISON Cymru Wales regional secretary Tanya Palmer. Photo credit: Natasha Hirst   Figures released by UNISON today (Tuesday) show local services in Pembrokeshire are shrinking as a direct result of severe spending cuts driven by Westminster. Over the past nine years Pembrokeshire County Council has lost 732 jobs since 2010, equivalent to 12 per cent […]

UNISON: ‘Powys made wrong decision on care’

Council to re-privatise care provision despite BUPA’s troubled tenure of local care homes.

UNISON comment on Allied Healthcare in Pembrokeshire

Council deserves praise for acting swiftly to offer reassurance to vulnerable residents in Pembrokeshire and the care workforce

Pembrokeshire council shamed on low pay

  Commenting on today’s BBC Wales story that 44 per cent of council jobs in Pembrokeshire are paid below the level of the Foundation Living Wage of £8.45 per hour, UNISON Pembrokeshire branch secretary Janet Wyer said,   “Pembrokeshire councillors should be hanging their heads in shame. It is a disgrace that nearly half of […]

Pembrokeshire services to be saved from outsourcing

In a landmark political decision that will be noted by councils across Wales, Pembrokeshire County Council looks set to throw out plans to outsource local leisure services to a charitable trust. After dedicated campaigning by UNISON won over local politicians, all services are to remain under council control. In what is being described as a […]

UNISON report demolishes the case for outsourcing

Public services union, UNISON, has called upon expert evidence to effectively demolish Pembrokeshire County Council’s case to transfer leisure services to a charitable trust. In a hard-hitting response to the council’s consultation, the union has stated there is a lack of evidence that the new proposal will be cheaper or more effective and the loss […]