Social care sector starved of money

Responding to Welsh government plans to curb zero-hours contracts in social care, Andy Rutherford, UNISON Cymru organiser said, “The social care sector is in crisis because it has been starved of money as a result of seven years of brutal Tory spending cuts. Many councils have farmed out social care in a bid to make […]

Call for Newport City Cabinet to reject social care outsourcing proposals

UNISON Newport City branch is calling on Newport City Cabinet members to rethink cost saving proposals being made around the social care services as a matter of urgency. Newport City Cabinet is scheduled to meet 21 December to commence the consultation process on the budget. The cost saving proposals being considered include an option to outsource the […]

Welsh social care provider sacks entire staff

UNISON, Britain’s largest public sector union, has reacted angrily to the decision of social care provider Anheddau Cyf, to dismiss its entire staff of 300 people and re-engage them only if they accept swingieng cuts to their terms and conditions.  Anheddau, which supports adults within their communities for Gwynedd, Anglesey, Conwy and Denbighshire Councils, has […]

Staff halt car use as Welsh council slashes mileage rate

UNISON Cymru/Wales members employed by Rhondda Cynon Taff Council have begun industrial action short of strike, after the council slashed the milage rate. Members are withdrawing their private cars from use for any council business after the decision. The members include social workers, care managers and highways engineers, who have to travel by car in […]