All public sector workers are being forced to deal with a toxic mix of a decade of cuts combined with low wages and sky high fuel and energy bills as the cost-of-living crisis deepens.
On Saturday June 18, the trade union movement will be taking to the streets to demand action and UNISON Cymru/Wales is providing buses to get our members to this vital demonstration.
We want as many people as possible to join us in London to call for the changes we need to see – a pay rise for workers, decent sick pay, an end to zero hours contracts and more.
Here’s how you can book your place on the buses:
Bus 1: North Wales
Pick-ups: Bangor (train station – stop J) at 6.00am; Colwyn Bay (Unison Office) at 6.45am Northop (Red Lion) at 7.30am
Bus 2: South West Wales
Pick-ups: Haverfordwest (train station) at 6.00am; Llanelli (train station) at 7.30am and Swansea Moto services M4 Junction 47 at 7.45am
Bus 3: South Wales (currently full with a reserve list)
Pick-ups: Merthyr Tydfil (Civic Building) at 7.00am; Pontypridd (bus station) at 7.25am; Cardiff (Museum steps) at 8.00am and Newport (train station) at 8.30am
To book your branches place on these buses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name, email, mobile number and pick up point for each traveller.
Return journey will be picking back up near Parliament Square at 3pm.
Additional buses: Neath and Swansea
UNISON Neath Port Talbot branch has a shared coach with Bridgend branch going from Neath train station at 6.45am, then picking up from Port Talbot (Age Cymru), and then from Sarn services in Bridgend.
The stops will be 7am from Port Talbot and 7.20am from Bridgend (to be confirmed).
Booking is via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/338000668097.
UNISON City and County of Swansea branch has booked two buses with 25 seats available to UNISON Swansea Bay Health branch members.
Pick up will be from the Swansea Guildhall at 6.30am.
Places can be reserved at this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/344736866247.