City And County of Swansea Branch

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We Are Worth More


Here’s to the remarkable people who have worked in the NHS over the last 74 years, the lives saved, supported and improved. Proud to support the whole NHS team and fight to defend our national service.
Happy Birthday NHS


An incredible turnout for the TUC march and rally in London today. Angela Rayner joined Christina McAnea to lead the charge to Parliament.
We Demand Better
We Demand Better
London Demonstration


Using Film In The Classroom
Using film in the classroom


Supporting Children's Mental Health
Children's mental health

UNISON fights to protect rights of workers with long COVID

Almost 5% of the UK workforce are struggling with long COVID. UNISON’s legal advice is clear that the Equality Act 2010 means that anyone with a long-term physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial impact on their day-to-day activities, is likely to be a disabled person.
Long Covid

News Stories / Events


Higher Education pay campaign and strike ballot 2022.

Have your say on Higher Education pay. The University and Colleges Employers Association have made their final pay offer: a below-inflation pay rise of 3% for most Higher Education staff and between 9% and 3% for those on pay points 3 to 19. They didn’t offer any more during the dispute process and will now impose this pay increase on 1 August 2022.

With RPI inflation at 11.8% and your pay only set to go up by 3% this pay rise is a pay cut. The higher increases on the lower spinal points are partly being proposed to keep pay at legal rates – we think you’re worth more than that.

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We Are Worth More
UK Workers Win

Huge win for UK workers! All workers will now receive the same minimum level of paid annual holiday leave, regardless of how many hours they work, thanks to a case brought by UNISON in the UK Supreme Court.

The judgment will particularly affect agency, part-time and term-time workers including thousands of school support staff.

Now it will no longer be possible for employers to argue staff who don’t work all year are only entitled to holiday based on the hours they work.

Today’s decision is also good news for anyone working irregular hours or on zero-hours contracts.

Full story link here

Biggest Challenge Ever

Health and social care in Wales is facing its biggest ever challenge.

The NHS across the UK is celebrating 74 years since its creation and this is even more poignant in Wales.

UNISON representatives also attended the annual Bevan Festival in Tredegar on Saturday July 5 this year to celebrate NHS founder Nye Bevan’s enduring legacy.

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Health Workers Crisis
National Delegate Conference
Tue 14 Jun – Fri 17 Jun
The Brighton Centre, Brighton

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National Delegate Conference
High Temperature Warnings
Information for members in response to Amber and Red warnings of extreme heat. Read more link here
High Temperatures
Local Government Service Group Conference
Sun 12 Jun – Mon 13 June
The Brighton Centre, Brighton

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Local Government Service Group Conference

25th May is UNISON’s day of action for NHS pay to keep hardworking, dedicated staff in the NHS. We need you to speak up for your pay #PutNHSPayRight

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Long Covid

UNISON members and reps talk about the debilitating aftermath of coronavirus.

Though the UK government is adamant that we must now “live with COVID”, for an estimated 1.7m people – as much as 5% of the UK’s workforce – this actually means living with long COVID.

In March 2022, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Coronavirus published a report declaring that the impact of long COVID on the UK workforce is “likely to become endemic alongside COVID-19 itself.”

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Long Covid
Young People You Can Now Vote - Local Elections

LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS - 5th May 2022 16-year-olds will be voting for the first time in a local election in Wales. Unison Wales has heard from first time voter Julia who told us public services are vital to her. She said:
"Voting is vital for me because without doing so, people may not see the change that they would like to see, in the government, and in their day-to-day lives.
"By voting everyone has a say in their future and positive change will be implemented.
"It is extremely important for me as it reminds me that as a community we have a say and in turn change will take place."
Let us know if you are voting for the first time and why public services are important for you. #localelections2022 #LocalElections
#LocalElectionsMatter UNISON Unison in Local Government

Young People Have Their Say
Local Elections 2022

LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS - The local council elections in May are a great opportunity for UNISON Cymru Wales to talk about why it’s so important to invest in public services and in public service workers. We want to influence politicians and public opinion to address the needs of working people and Welsh communities. We’re asking council candidates to pledge their support for UNISON’s priorities and work with us to deliver them. #UNISONpriorities

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May Local Elections 2022

28th April is International Workers’ Memorial Day and it is our day to remember those who have died and fight for the living. Up to 50,000 people die each year in the UK from work-related ill health and accidents. Although few UNISON members die in workplace incidents, many suffer injuries and work-related ill health.

Spiralling Fuel Costs

Health workers in Wales who rely on their car could soon be forced off the road in the face of sky-rocketing fuel prices unless crucial support is provided say union leaders.

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Spiralling fuel costs
World Social Work Day

Today is #WorldSocialWorkDay #WSWD2022

As the biggest union for social workers in the UK, representing over 40,000 people working in the sector, UNISON is recognising the day by launching a Social Work Manifesto.

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Support For Ukraine

UNISON is working with the international trade union movement to mobilise support for those affected by the war in Ukraine – and branches and members can help too.

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This online consultation ballot allows you to vote on whether to accept or reject the Local Government Employers' NJC pay offer. It is being run so that the UNISON NJC Committee can get a clear picture of members' views on the offer.


By clicking on the PDF link below you'll be able to read the offer and then vote, voting closes at midday on the 22nd September 2021.

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Omicron Covid Update
Welsh Education Minister has just announced that due to the Omicron Covid variant of concern, all staff and learners in secondary schools, colleges and universities should wear face coverings indoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

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Do you work for local government? #VoteYes
UNISON is sending out ballot papers for strike action from today #VoteYes! for action on pay because #enoughisenough Return your ballot by 14 January. Find out more about our campaign here.

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LGBT+ Black and Disabled Network
Last chance to sign up for UNISON's Black and Disabled LGBT+ network meeting on 17 September. This meeting gives you the opportunity to find out about the work that UNISON does for LGBT+ equality for Black and Disabled LGBT+ members in the workplace and wider community. You'll have the opportunity to talk to and question your reps on the national committee and also influence the work that UNISON does on LGBT+ equality. For more information please message us, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Reject Vote
Despite your courage and sacrifice throughout COVID-19, council and school workers have been offered 1.75%. With inflation at 3.8%, that’s a real terms pay cut. UNISON is launching a consultation and strongly recommends members vote to reject such an unfair offer. Read more info here. Link to Council and school pay reject vote
Fair pay for council and school workers

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.

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Fair pay for council and school workers
Blog: During Pride, let’s recommit to act for LGBT+ equality

The pandemic has seen a devastating increase in hate crime, domestic abuse, homelessness and mental health issues for LGBT+ people.

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Conference ends with urgent call for fairer workplaces

Delegates look to building a better future when the pandemic is finally over.

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Climate change: ‘there will be no jobs on a dead planet’

UNISON’s special delegate conference gets serious about the scale of the climate challenge.

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Council and school workers need more! Email your local councillor and demand they use their influence to support a pay rise for hard-working staff, delivering vital local services. #WeNeedMore Email your local councillor link here
Demand For Action Demonstration


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 of London to demand action and UNISON Cymru/Wales is providing three buses to get our members to this vital demonstration.

Find out how to book your place on the buses here: Complete bus transport details link here

Wales TUC Cymru Trades Union Congress / (TUC) UNISON / Unison Swansea Bay Health Branch / Members Group NPT Unison / Unison Carms / Cangen Unsain Gwynedd / UNISON North Wales / Health Branch UNISON Velindre and PHW Branch Unison / Bridgend Unison / Powys Local Government Branch / Unison Cardiff Branch

Bus Details For 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 Details For South Wales 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 Helen Dunn-Jones This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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.
Demand For Action Demonstration


Calling all those working in schools in Wales. What are your thoughts on the Welsh Government plans to explore changes to the school day and school term? Come along to a webinar this evening (7th June) at 6pm to let us know your opinion. You can book a place here:

School Webinar Zoom link here



Help with debt

Pay Claim 2022 Update

Dear Unison Members, Please find attached full details of the employers pay offer for 2022 financial year. The NJC (National Joint Committee, trade union side) will be meeting on Friday 29th July to discuss the offer. We will keep you informed of any further developments.

Read PDF link here:

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Don't forget, there are lots of ways you can get involved in our campaign for better pay for council and school workers, check them out #WeNeedMore


What we can help with. There for You is proud to support thousands of members and their families every year with things such as:

  • general living cost
  • household appliances
  • urgent repairs
  • disability equipment and adaptations
  • utility bills
  • funeral costs.


The School Clothing Grant 2022 is now open for applications School Clothing Grant link here
Winter heating help and support

If you are a member and you are experiencing financial difficulties, whether due to coronavirus or other circumstances, There for You can offer you support, including one-off grants.

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Important information.
For 2022 we will be processing our Winter Fuel Grants using an on-line application form*. Before applying, please read the following important information which should answer all your questions and explains the supporting documents you’ll need to include on applying.

UNISON winter fuel grant link here
*UNISON winter fuel grant application form link here
This year’s UNISON winter fuel fund opens on 31 January

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.

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Help with debt

Even a small change in circumstances can turn a manageable situation into a debt problem that may threaten your home or your family’s wellbeing. UNISON Debtline is a free, confidential debt advice service that can help you deal with all sorts of debt.

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Check Your Benefits
It can often be tricky to figure out which benefits you are eligible for and how to claim. Check your support now with the UNISON Benefits Calculator.

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Blog: Why we will always stand with the Windrush generation

Tuesday 22nd June was Windrush Day. But instead of enjoying a day of celebration, the Windrush generation are still fighting for.

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Employers can no longer mistreat staff who take part in industrial action, says UNISON

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.

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Be on the safe side in Wales

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.

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UNISON: Extend Covid thank you bonus to all council workers

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.

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Senedd elections 2021 #UNISONmanifesto

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?

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NHS Wales workers appeal for public support on pay, says UNISON

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.

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UNISON members and activists across Wales have been raising funds and holding vigils in support of the people of Ukraine.

Ukraine appeal


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No matter if you're new to UNISON or a seasoned activist, the UNISON website provides you with a wealth of interesting information, including how the union is structured and where we direct our energies.

Every member of UNISON belongs to a local branch which is made up of people working for the same employer or sometimes working for the company which is used by the main employer......People like you.....your local branch is CCoS UNISON.

Your branch brings you together with other employees who face common issues in the workplace. Branches enable you to get support from the union, work with your colleagues and make your views felt in UNISON.

Workplace stewards and health and safety representatives are the core of the branch. Without them there would be no union to support you at work and negotiate for a better deal. Become a steward or rep.

Branch life
Each branch is run by a committee which consists of members elected to take on different roles. It's people like your local UNISON equal pay rep and branch treasurer who build the union and work to win everyone a better deal.

Branches hold regular meetings, including an annual general meeting. This is how people get elected to the branch committee and other UNISON structures.

Your branch produces a newsletter and runs this website to keep the members informed.

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