Tag Archives: Wales

Cardiff crack-down on homeless people

By Dave Reid In the last couple of years there has been a marked increase in the number of homeless people living and begging on the streets of Cardiff. Official figures indicate an increase of 7% sleeping rough in one year, but surrounding cities and towns report increases of 60-90% which appear more accurate. The sharp increase is in large ...

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Bron Afon victory

Support workers at Bron Afon Housing Association in Cwmbran have ended their strike after accepting a much-improved offer from management. The Unison members were set to lose an average of £3000 a year but after 9 days of strike action, forced management to agree to hand over an extra £1500 a year per worker, consolidated, as well one-off cash payments. ...

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RMT slams rail privatisation by Welsh Labour

The rail union RMT has condemned the plans of the Welsh Labour government to further privatise the Welsh rail network. Private train operating companies currently operates the trains in Wales on tracks owned and maintained by the publicly-owned Network Rail. The franchise for operating the South Wales valley lines is coming to an end and is currently held by Arriva ...

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Bron Afon support workers to step up action

Support workers at Bron Afon Housing Association in Cwmbran have just completed their fourth day of strike action with growing support from the trade union movement. They are taking action against a £3000 a year pay cut and an end to collective bargaining with the introduction of spot wages (see earlier article). But still the housing association board, which is ...

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Corbyn swings Wales to Labour

There were a lot of red faces among the political establishment in Wales on 9 June. Before the election there was a universal prediction that Jeremy Corbyn would deliver a win for the Tories in Wales – from pundits, journalists, pollsters and even the chair of Welsh Labour. But they were all confounded by an even bigger swing to Labour ...

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Labour holds in Wales despite cuts councillors

The council elections in Wales were completely overshadowed by the impending general election which was called two weeks before. The mainstream media confidently predicted Labour losses in the local elections and a victory for the Theresa May in the general election but the Tories have not been forgiven for the damage they have done to Welsh working class communities. So ...

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Welsh Campaign4Corbyn needed

Socialist Party Wales is proposing “Campaigns4Corbyn” in as many different parts of Wales as possible. In Cardiff we would like to immediately establish a “Cardiff4Corbyn” campaign, inviting all individuals and organisations who want to defend Jeremy Corbyn from his right-wing opponents to participate and work together, including current Labour Party members and affiliated trade unions plus Corbyn-supporting unions like the ...

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