Bulletin 57 | UNISON’s National Executive Committee (NEC) elections

UNISON’s National Executive Committee (NEC) elections The elections for the above body start on 4th May we encourage all members to vote. Unison rules preclude us from recommending to you who to vote for. However as a Branch we feel we need to make members aware of what policies/programme we think candidates should be advocating […]

Bulletin 56 | May Day Rally

Swansea Trades Council – May Day Rally Despite the promises of jam tomorrow from all the main parties during the Senedd elections we all know that there a whacking great bill waiting to be paid for the Tories bailing out Big Business during the pandemic. Like with the Financial crash 2008 it was not the […]

Bulletin 55 | Cwm Environmental

Why is Plaid led Carmarthenshire County Council dragging its feet over agreeing a trade union recognition agreement? Our Branch has led the way in campaigning and calling on Cwm Environmental and Carmarthenshire County Council who wholly own Cwm Environmental to agree a Trade Union Recognition Agreement (TURA) for all three local authority trade unions Unison, […]

Bulletin 54 | Members deserve a (10%) pay rise

Contents We deserve a (10%) pay rise. Pandemic bonus- all council workers deserve it. TUC survey reveals widespread Covid – Secure failures Solidarity with PCS staff in DVLA taking strike action. We deserve a (10%) pay rise. The Local Government Association (LGA) have informed the NJC trade unions that they will not make a formal […]

Bulletin 53 | New Ways of Working -The Case for Change

Contents Mass movement needed to defend the right to protest. End violence against Women New Ways of Working-The Case for Change New Ways of Working -The Case for Change MASS MOVEMENT NEEDED TO DEFEND THE RIGHT TO PROTEST Our General Secretary Christine McAnea rightly highlighted in a blog dated the 16th of March that the […]

Bulletin 52 | Homeworking love it or love to hate it?

Contents Homeworking love it or love to hate it? Appraisals – Council proposes adopting new approach. Election of Branch Officers Homeworking love it or love to hate it? During the very difficult time of the pandemic many employees have worked from home and continue to do so. We have written many times about the pros […]

Bulletin 51 | Unison sent Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.

Contents We know the answer, what is the question? Schools reopening Libraries not as quiet or safe as you might think We know the answer, what is the question? FIGHT THE CUTS! Unison sent Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to every council in Wales, England and Scotland. The responses from 330 councils covered the impact […]

Bulletin 50 | Councillors need to come out of their virtual towers.

Contents AGM’s you need to be there. International Women’s Day Where’s Cllr Glynog? AGM’s you need to be there. We will be holding a number of mini-AGM’s (virtually) next week starting on Monday 8th March via Zoom. This is to enable as many members as possible to attend. Please see below. At our main AGM […]

Bulletin 49 | The executive board of CCC has withdrawn

Contents Annual General Meetings. Please attend. Have your say Vaccinations Model School and Ysgol Y Felin It’s a long and winding road Annual General Meeting(s) We will be holding zoom AGM’s in March. These are important meetings where branch members will receive reports on branch activity, how we are spending your money and our plans […]

Bulletin 48 | Individual Covid rule-breakers could face jail but not employers.

Contents Individual Covid rule-breakers could face jail but not employers. Have your say. Have your vote. Attend your Branch Annual General Meetings (AGM’s) Vaccinations Individual Covid rule-breakers could face jail but not employers The Trades Union Congress (TUC) health and safety news number 985 February 17th issue reports that the government health and safety watchdog […]