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Article Added 26th October 2020

This autumn, members will vote for the new UNISON General Secretary - the most senior role in our union.

During our last branch committee meeting, the branch committee discussed the various nominees for this forthcoming election.  Following these discussions branch officers voted unanimously for Roger McKenzie.

Now it's time for you, our membership, to cast your vote.  It's vital that as many members as possible take part in this important process and vote!

Article Added 25/11/2019

Article Added 06/11/2019

A big shout out to Helen Burton from the RCT UNISON branch! She won the Equalities Award for her tireless work and contribution to women’s issues including Period poverty and Menopause awareness! Congratulations from all of us at the UNISON Pembs County Branch!!

Article Added 06/11/2019

Jackie Gilderdale, our local WASPI organiser, has asked us to publicise/share the following two marches.  An important cause that deserves our support.


Article Added 02/07/2019

TUC - End Sexual Harassment At Work Government Petition

1 in 2 women have been sexually harassed at work and 4 out of 5 of them don't feel able to tell their employer.  2 in 3 LGBT workers have experienced sexual harassment too.

Just like health and safety rules protect us from physical dangers at work, employers need simple rules to protect us from harassment, whether it comes from a colleague, client or customer.

That's why we are demanding a new, easily enforcible legal duty.  It would require employers to take all reasonable steps to protect workers from sexual harassment and victimisation.

It is a simple step that could stop harassment in many cases before it starts.

End Sexual HarassmentJoin the call for the Government to take immediate action #ThisIsNotWorking ... visit HERE and sign the petition.  


Article Added 22/05/2019

Wales TUC Women's Summer School

Are you or do you know a new woman trade union member or activist in your workplace or branch? 

Would you like to find out more about what you can do as a union activist or workplace rep? 

Then join our free 2-day Wales TUC Women’s Summer School and find out how to get active the union way.

Our Wales TUC Women’s Summer School will give you the chance to build your skills, knowledge and confidence to get active in your union. There will be presentations and activities all led by our friendly Wales TUC tutors.Topics covered will include confidence building, negotiating skills and equality issues. You will also hear from inspiring women and most importantly have the chance to get to know other union women.

Dates: Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July
Times: Starts 09.45 am Thursday and finishes 3.30 pm Friday
Venue: Stradey Park Hotel, Ynys-y-Cwm Road, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4HA

Who is the course for? If you are a new rep or activist then this is the summer school for you. If you are an experienced rep or have attended the summer school before then please help your new women union activists by passing this invitation on to them and don’t forget to encourage them to attend.

Costs? The Women’s Summer School is free for trade unionists living or working in Wales.  The Wales TUC will cover accommodation, food and non-alcoholic refreshments, we can’t cover your travel expenses, but your union may be able to help with that.

We won’t be providing crèche facilities, but we may be able to help with the costs of additional registered child care. Please contact Gavin Pearce at gpearce@tuc.org.uk for more information.

How to apply?  Please ask your union if you can go first. You will need to have the go ahead from either your Branch Secretary, Regional Secretary, Regional Organiser or Union Education Officer to attend. Once your union has said yes please complete our online Registration Form. The deadline to apply for a place is Tuesday 25th June.

Before we confirm your place will ask your union if it’s ok so make sure you include your union's contact details on your form and remember to let your them know you have applied so they will be expecting to hear from us.

We will confirm your place once your union has agreed.

If you would like any further information about the event, please contact gpearce@tuc.org.uk or telephone 029 2034 7010. 

Article Added 13/05/2019

School Uniform Grant Programme 2019

We are delighted to School Uniform Grantsprovide you with details of the 2019 School Uniform Grant Programme for UNISON members. To apply, you will need to complete an application form - the link is below.

A Question and Answer leaflet has also been provided to answer any questions you may have.

Download poster here ...

Download application form here ...

Download Q&A leaflet here

Please note the following important information:

* UNISON is unable to process incomplete applications, so to stand the best chance of successfully qualifying for the grant, please make sure you are aware of the importance of filling in the form correctly and sending all documents with the application. 
* This programme officially launches on 13 May 2019 and closes on 19 July 2019.

Article Added 29/04/2019


Pembrokeshire College students have collaborated with a local trade union to highlight the importance of strong health and safety standards in the workplace.

Bench Notice 2019

UNISON, the public services union for college support staff, challenged construction students to build something to commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day; the annual event held on 28 April to remember those injured or killed in accidents at work.

The college students have built a disabled-access bench which has beeen unveiled by UNISON today (Monday) at 2pm, at Pembrokeshire College. Workers Memorial Day 2019Trade union officials were joined by the students; tutor, Neil Harris; curriculum area manager, Chris Curtis and the college leadership team for the ceremony. Also attending was Labour Prospective Parliamentary candidate for Preseli Pembrokeshire, Philippa Thompson and representatives from the Pembrokeshire County Council’s Safety Unit.

Jonathan Lewis, UNISON Pembrokeshire branch secretary said,
“As many as 50,000 people die each year in the UK from work-related ill health and accidents and thousands more suffer injuries and work-related poor health. That’s why it’s important for unions to campaign for better standards in the workplace.

“2019 is the year of the young worker and UNISON thought a good way to engage young people with the importance of employment rights and health and safety laws, was to commission them to design something exciting. Joining a trade union offers protection all your working life from apprenticeship or graduation until retirement.

“Well done to all the first year college students and their teacher who have been working hard over the last few months to construct the disabled-access bench. UNISON is proud to present the people of Pembrokeshire with a fitting memorial.”

Article Added 05/03/2019

International Women's Day – Friday 8 March

The largest trade union and the largest women's organisation

This Friday is International Women's Day. And that's a day that is particularly important for UNISON – a union with more than a million women members working to provide key public services to people across the country.

It’s a day that is is marked across the world, starting on 28 February 1909 in support of New York’s garment workers. It moved to 8 March as part of the UN International Women's Year in 1975.

It's now 110 years since the first international women's day and UNISON will be sending a special U digital newsletter ahead of Friday to members, featuring an interview with Christina McAnea, UNISON's assistant general secretary for negotiations, bargaining and equalities.

Watch and share our International Women's Day film here 

Article added 25/02/2019
Pembrokeshire People's Assembly to hold 'mass rally' against austerity.

The People's Assembly Against Austerity's national tour, themed; 'Britain is Broken - We Can't Afford The Tories' will be visiting Haverfordwest on March 2nd for the West Wales leg of it's tour.
Speakers at the 2pm rally on Castle Square will include Leanne Wood, former Plaid Cymru leader and Mark Serwotka, President of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and Nicola Field who was one of the original LGSM activists as featured in the film PRIDE. There will also be speeches from Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI), Anthony Slaughter, Wales Green Party Leader, Stand Up to Racism and more.
The People's Assembly's National tour which will visit towns and cities all over Britain in coming weeks will focus on the damaging effects of austerity which they say is now cutting deep into every layer of society. The tour will highlight the core domestic policy themes of health, homes, jobs and education. Pembrokeshire's leg of the tour will focus on Universal Credit roll out and the poverty, homelessness and anxiety which they say it brings.
As Part of the day's proceeding the group have also teamed up with Pembrokeshire Stand Up to Racism to put on a Comedy and variety night which will be themed; "Stand up against racism and austerity" and will take place in the Merlin Theatre at 6pm. Mark Serwotka will host the evening which will feature stand up comedy from Wil Hodgson & local comedian Clare Ferguson-Walker as well as Trevor J Williams and Liam Schewitz from South Wales. There will also be music from Pat Bollard the well known busking band who gained fame with their song 'Millionaires'. Union of Love - Street Performance group - will also be bringing street performance to the theatre with a moving performance on poverty in Britain.
As you know UNISON has continuously fought against austerity and its impact on jobs, terms & conditions. As such UNISON Pembrokeshire County Branch is proud to be officially supporting the rally and we encourage our members to turn out in large numbers.

Britain Is Broken

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