Wales & South West

Wales & South West

UCATT Wales & South West offices

wales_south_west.jpgMain office

199 Newport Road,
Cardiff
CF24 1AJ

Tel: 02920 498664
Fax: 02920 481166

Email: kadmin@ucatt.org.uk

Plymouth

Tel: 01752 481794

Regional Secretary: Nick Blundell
Regional Organiser (South Wales/South West): Dave Gunter
Regional Organiser (South West): Tim Morris
Regional Organiser (South West): Darren Crowther
Regional Secretary's PA: Jutta Fitzpatrick

What's going on in the region?

UCATT at Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival

UCATT activists from the Wales and South West Region had a strong presence at this year's Tolpuddle Martyrs festival which took place in Dorset on 19 and 20 July 2014. Every July thousands of people come to Tolpuddle to celebrate trade unionism and to remember the sacrifice made by the six farm workers of the village, who were transported to Australia after forming a trade union to protest about their meagre pay. They returned in triumph three years later following a mass campaign.
UCATT members at Tolpuddle

Unlawful Deduction Reclaimed

After a very long battle, UCATT members working on an outsourced local authority social housing contract have won a pay rise and back pay to April 2013. Regional Organiser Dave Gunter took up their case after finding that their maintenance contractor employer had not implemented an agreed pay rise. He helped the “third generation TUPE transfer” workers to demonstrate to the company that they were entitled to the pay rise and that it should be backdated to April 2013.

“The long battle was worthwhile when they all received back pay averaging over £250 per person,” said Regional Organiser Dave Gunter. “It is important that members raise any issues with their Regional Office at the earliest opportunity, as they are much easier to resolve at an early stage.”

Essential Skills course underway at Swansea Council

Swansea Council has started an Essential Skills in Wales (ESiW) course based around a new computer system being introduced throughout the council.  Office 2010 has recently been introduced and there was recognition by management that some staff may find the transition from the old system to the new one difficult. 

Eighteen members of staff had ESiW assessments in July and ten started their new course in July, supported by UCATT union learning representatives (ULR) Mike Frayne and Mark Evans.

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