University creche to be privatised

The news that the University of South Wales intends to privatise its popular crèche has met with anger amongst staff. The nursery is to be outsourced on 31 July with the twelve members of staff moving to the new company. UNISON has complained that the university has not properly involved members of staff in the […]

Union campaign secures nursery future

  Public services union, UNISON has hailed the news from the University of South Wales that its nursery will not now close as a victory for ‘people power’. The crèche was earmarked to close in September with 22 staff losing their jobs. The trade union helped to co-ordinate opposition to the proposal from nursery staff, […]

Protest march to save university creche

  Parents and nursery workers will hold a demonstration in Pontypridd at 11.30am this Saturday (6 May), to protest against University of South Wales’ (USW) decision to close its crèche facilities. UNISON says closing the play centre will impact negatively on all parts of the university community and the wider area. The trade union has […]

University South Wales protest: ‘Hands off our nursery’

Public services union, UNISON is urging the University of South Wales to reverse its decision to close its crèche facilities. Today (Wednesday), university staff, students, members of the public and their children will attend a protest rally at the Treforest campus at 10am. They will argue closure of the play centre will impact negatively on […]

Fears of job losses at University of South Wales

University of South Wales Group UNISON Branch press release The University of South Wales Group UNISON Branch have today been informed of the scale and shape of the cuts being proposed by the University as it reviews its shape and size under financial pressures. The University which has campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport has […]

Shadow minister: ‘pay university cleaners the living wage’

  Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Jo Stevens MP, has given her support to cleaners at the University of South Wales campaigning to be paid the ‘real’ Living Wage of £8.45 per hour. Employed by KGB Cleaning Services, staff currently receive £7.20 per hour, which they say forces them to live in poverty […]

‘Exploitation ends now’ cleaners tell university

Cleaners working at the University of South Wales today launch a campaign to tell their employer they deserve to be paid the ‘real’ Living Wage Foundation rate of £8.45 per hour. The cleaning staff are organised by UNISON and work at four sites on University of South Wales campuses in Newport, Treforest, Merthyr Tydfil and […]