UNISON open letter to Bron Afon board members

As UNISON members in the Supported Living Team begin their seventh day of strike action, the trade union has issued an open letter to all Bron Afon board members. Dear Bron Afon board member, Support Living Staff employed by Bron Afon have so far taken six days’ of strike action owing to salary cuts of […]

Dire schools budget triggers strike vote

  A severe budget cut at Newport’s Caerleon Comprehensive school will seriously undermine the quality of students’ education, UNISON has warned. Teaching assistants have been threatened with redundancy and the trade union has initiated a ballot for strike action. The result is expected by the end of the month. The school faces a budget reduction […]

Private care system is rotten

Private care companies routinely flout even basic employment protections because they think they are above the law, according to UNISON. The trade union has recently won eight cases against a care provider in the Gwent region where it was easy to establish the minimum wage was not being paid. Each care worker received compensation from […]