Press Release | Pay claim – time to prepare for industrial action

Carmarthenshire County UNISON Pay claim – time to prepare for industrial action After a long time of dithering and time-wasting the employers (Local Government Association (LGA)) have offered council workers an increased pay offer of …… wait for it a measly 0.25% taking the offer to magnificent 1.75%! This represents another pay cut given that […]

Bulletin 65 | Our Branch and UNISON Call on Members To Reject The Final Pay Offer

Contents Cwm Environmental and the elusive councillors Pay-time to prepare for industrial action Tree felling – when will the council twig Planning- that’s another fine mess you got me into Environmental and Communities realignment -response from unions Cwm Environmental and the elusive councillors The battle for a Trade Union Recognition Agreement (TURA) is heating up. […]

Bulletin 64 | Carmarthenshire County Council lacking in detail about proposals.

Contents Your Health and Safety matters Pay- You deserve a 10% pay rise. Planning department – Members say they were given no choice but to work from the office. Communities and Environment – Departmental Realignment Refuse management refusing annual leave requests. Branch members meetings Your Health and Safety matters Health and Safety or the lack […]

Bulletin 63| Councillors come out, come out wherever you are

We want a Trade Union Recognition Agreement (TURA) with Cwm Environmental. Avid readers of our Bulletins will recall that we sent an open letter to councillors on the 21/6/2021 about us wanting a TURA with Cwm. Either councillors are not avid readers of their emails, or they have chosen to remain tight-lipped about what is […]

Bulletin 62 | We are asking all members to sign our online petition.

Contents Pay claim. We need and deserve a 10% pay rise. Cwm Environmental. We want a Trade Union Recognition Agreement now. Become a Unison rep Ask (non-union) work colleagues to join Unison Pay claim This will not be news to many of you, but the UK has a living standards crisis (The UK’s Living Standards […]

Bulletin 61 | We want a Trade Union Recognition Agreement, and we want it now.

Contents Cwm Environmental – We want a Trade Union Recognition Agreement, and we want it now. NJC Pay claim update. Who are you gonna call? Cwm Environmental We have highlighted in previous bulletins that we (unions) have faced smoke and mirrors, obstruction, and delaying tactics from both Plaid-led Carmarthenshire County Council and Cwm Environmental regarding […]

Open letter to Carmarthenshire County Council Councillors

Unions call for Carmarthenshire County Council to instruct Cwm Environmental to implement a Trade Union Recognition Agreement immediately Our ref ME/KS/CC/150621 15th June 2021 Dear Councillor, We wish to inform you that Unison, GMB and Unite- the three unions recognised by Carmarthenshire County Council have been compelled to withdraw from the ‘negotiations’ with Cwm Environmental […]

Bulletin 60 | Carmarthenshire County Council we do not like your sign

A new sign on A40 (outside Carmarthen) has caused a public furore and is a waste of taxpayers money. Carmarthenshire County Council bought a sign at considerable expense At the same time managing to cause great offence Carmarthenshire County Council we do not like your sign even if it’s served up to councillors with cheese […]

Press Release | Carmarthenshire County Council and its latest acquisition of a bilingual sign ‘advertising’ Carmarthen to the cost we are told of a staggering £344,000 to the taxpayer.

Carmarthenshire County Council – Don’t give us a sign It was Karl Marx who said, ‘History repeats itself first as tragedy and then as farce. We think this quote aptly applies to the actions of Carmarthenshire County Council and its latest acquisition of a bilingual sign ‘advertising’ Carmarthen to the cost we are told of […]

Bulletin 59 | Will Social Partnership stop the council or Welsh Government passing on further cuts?

Social Partnership Emasculates Unions. One of the main priorities for the Labour Welsh Government is to get a Social Partnership Bill through the Senedd. What is the purpose of such a bill? – the claim is it is to promote collective bargaining, meaningful engagement and consultation with Trade Unions. Carmarthenshire County Council would claim they […]