Despite their courage and sacrifice throughout COVID-19, council and school workers have been offered 1.75%. With inflation at 3.9%, that’s a real terms pay cut. UNISON is launching a consultation and strongly recommend members vote to reject such an unfair offer.
Care workers, refuse collectors, social workers, teaching assistants, street cleaners and so many more have gone above and beyond during the pandemic. They kept communities safe, cared for the most vulnerable, and ensured schools remained open throughout successive lockdowns.Read more for latest update
The pandemic has seen a devastating increase in hate crime, domestic abuse, homelessness and mental health issues for LGBT+ people.
Delegates look to building a better future when the pandemic is finally over.
UNISON’s special delegate conference gets serious about the scale of the climate challenge.
The fund will offer grants of up to £200 and is designed to help the union’s most vulnerable low-income members.
It was announced today that inflation rose to 5.4% in the 12 months to December. With the cost of living rising at the fastest rate for 30 years, UNISON understands the financial hardship many members face whether it be due to rising living costs, the removal of universal credit uplift or other inflationary pressures.
In addition, the possibility of added pressure on low-income households looms as gas and electricity costs look set to increase even further in the near future.
Tuesday 22nd June was Windrush Day. But instead of enjoying a day of celebration, the Windrush generation are still fighting for.
Christina McAnea hails important victory for staff involved in strikes or disputes. Employers will no longer be able to get away with mistreating any employees who take part in union-organised workplace disputes following an important legal decision, says UNISON.
The world has changed a lot in the last 6 months. People are working in ways and under conditions we never thought possible.
Health and safety at work is more important than ever.
UNISON Cymru Wales is at the forefront of negotiations with Welsh Government about keeping public sector workers safe. We have been part of all discussion from risk assessments to PPE.
Many low paid, mainly female public service workers in Wales, including school support staff, have been left hundreds of pounds worse off because of the costs of working from home, according to UNISON Cymru Wales.
Covid is the greatest challenge for generations and public services have never been more important. May’s Senedd elections will shape how our society looks for years to come, so what are the policies UNISON’s promoting?
Health workers across Wales are appealing to the public this week to back their campaign so NHS staff can receive a proper pay rise before the summer.