Newport leisure centre cuts will harm residents’ health

A threat to axe nearly 100 jobs at Newport leisure centres will harm the mental and physical health of Newport residents as they emerge from the Coronavirus lockdown.

Low paid care workers pin hopes on new Social Care Forum

Thousands of mainly female, low paid care workers are hoping today’s initiation of Wales’ Social Care Forum will lead to a significant boost to their minimum wage-salaries

UNISON: ‘Newport care closures not in public interest’

A proposal to close Newport’s two remaining supported living care homes for those with learning and health disabilities is not in the public interest, according to UNISON Cymru Wales. The City Council intends to privatise supported living care in which 13 carers assist 5 clients. Closing the homes has obvious negative implications for potential service […]

Care services safeguarded at Newport council

Newport care workers this week are celebrating the news that the City Council has decided not to outsource care services for older people. Public services union UNISON, ran a campaign to retain services in-house and it has described the decision as a victory for clients and employees. The trade feared outsourcing would undermine care standards […]