UNISON highlights double whammy effect of austerity and local government reorganisation in Wales

UNISON Cymru/Wales calls for a blueprint for local government across Wales as a matter of urgency in order to guard against double whammy effect of austerity and reorganisation

North West activists take TTIP struggle to Brussels

Activists from UNISON’s North West region are travelling to Brussels today to take part in two days of protest and lobbying against TTIP

UNISON calls on Caerphilly council to withdraw ‘buy out’ plans

UNISON has called on Caerphilly council to withdraw car user and annual leave ‘buy-out’ plans for chief officers

Treating rubbish should not mean rubbish treatment

Survey of Scottish waste management staff shows aworkforce under pressure, tackling increasing targets and declining budgets

UNISON Cymru welcomes pledge to increase NHS Wales funding via ‘mansion tax’

UNISON Cymru/Wales has welcomed a commitment to fund an increase in NHS Wales staff via the implementation of the ‘mansion tax’

Wales’ only rainforest faces the chop

A petition has been launched to defend Plantasia, Wales’ only rainforest, against plans for closure

Paramedic receives apology for hospital ‘ban’

Union and NHS trust ‘resolve matter amicably’ over whistleblowing paramedic and UNISON steward

‘We must do more to protect public services’

Austerity means Scotland’s public services are living through a lost decade, UNISON warns Scottish Parliament

Further education unions in Wales to consider revised pay offer

Trade union members working in further education in Wales will be consulted over a 1% revised pay offer which is expected to be formally announced 12 January

The campaign for school stars continues

UNISON will continue campaigning for school staff to be properly recognised after the “great success” of the Stars in our Schools celebration

Celebrate the stars in our schools

Shadow education secretary backs UNISON celebration of Stars in our Schools day today

Schools across Wales celebrate support staff

Schools throughout Wales are running celebratory events to highlight the hard work and commitment of school support staff

UNISON urges Welsh Assembly Members to reject 18% pay recommendation

UNISON is urging Welsh Assembly Members to reject the independent pay review recommendation that would see their pay rise by 18%

Urgent: get your MP to back the NHS

Tomorrow, MPs get a chance to vote for Clive Efford’s private member’s bill to protect the NHS from the worst ravages of privatisation – ask your MP to back it

Get your MP to back the bill for the NHS on Friday

MPs will debate a Private Member’s Bill on Friday to put a stop to the worst aspects of the government’s Health and Social Care Act – and UNISON members can pay their part in supporting it