Pembrokeshire County Council and the Public Services Ombudsman have been urged to examine social media posts apparently made by councillor Paul Dowson which are hateful to women; the LGBT+ community; to different religions and to Black people
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 […]
Council to re-privatise care provision despite BUPA’s troubled tenure of local care homes.
Council deserves praise for acting swiftly to offer reassurance to vulnerable residents in Pembrokeshire and the care workforce
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]