Welcome to Cardiff and Vale Unison Health Branch website



Welcome to our branch website.

Cardiff and Vale UNISON Health Branch represents:

All Staff in Cardiff and Vale UHB.

Also staff in Private Care Homes, Health Centres, Clinics etc in South Glamorgan.

Nurses, health care assistants, porters, therapists, maintenance workers, community workers, office workers, technicians, managers, supervisors etc, etc. 

NHS & Non NHS Staff

Anyone employed in healthcare basically.

Our branch has members based in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan and remotely stretching as far as Wrexham in the north and Carmarthen in the west.


UNISON is Britain's biggest union, representing almost 1.3 million people across the UK's public services.



On this site you can:

  • get help and advice
  • contact the branch
  • find out about UNISON membership
  • check up on branch news and info
  • connect to other useful websites


UNISON is the largest trade union in the United Kingdom with over 1.3 million members.

The union was formed in 1993 when three public sector trade unions, the National and Local Government Officers association(NALGO), the National Union of Public Employees (NUPE) and the Confederation of Health Service Employees (COHSE) merged.


UNISON's current general secretary is Dave Prentis. He was elected on 28 February 2000 and took up the post on 1 January 2001, succeeding Rodney Bickerstaffe who had held the post for five years.


Branch Officer Posts 2015






Branch Chairperson


Stuart Egan

Vice Chairperson


Peter Hewin

Branch Secretary


Mike Jones

Assistant Branch Sec (3)


Pam Williams

Joe Monks

Gareth Roach



Rachel Lloyd-Jones

Assistant Treasurer


Karen Burke 

Beth Corris   (Job Share)

Health & Safety Officer


Steve Careless

H&S Advisors (3)


Phil Brown

Vince Cain



Equality Co-ordinator


Vince Cain

Women’s Officer


Julia Davies

Youth Officer


Sara Grinter

Welfare Officer


Bill Salter

Education Co-ordinator


Joe Monks

ULR Learning Co-ordinators (2)


Julie Morris


Black Members Officer



International Officer


Karen Burke

Recruitment Officer


Leigh-Ann Wakefield

Disability Officer


Keith Harman

Kevin Davies (Job Share)

Retired Members Officer


Melvena Richards

Communications Officer


Gareth Roach

LGBT Officer


Sian Whittaker-Todd

Membership Services Officer


Dawn Ward

IF YOU'VE GOT A PROBLEM LET US KNOW, we can sort out most problems if we know about them!

Tell us about you.

Cardiff & Vale UNISON Health Branch

We have members in South East Wales, where the branch is based, and also, as far spread as North and West Wales, but we don't know about each other. We need contact with all our members to forge strong links. The more we know about you, the better we can support you.


Remember we are all together in UNISON. You might be a lone member in the extremities of the branch, but YOU ARE NOT ALONE! There is a mighty branch supporting you.


CARDIFF & VALE UNISON HEALTH BRANCH will represent our members wherever they are. If necessary our representatives will travel across Wales to look after you.


We are building a very strong branch and we want you to be a big part in it. Use our CONTACT US page to drop us a line; Tell us who you are? , where you work?, what you do and any problems you have? Send us photos and we can post them in our gallery.



If you're interested in becoming a representative: Do something about it! CONTACT US.


A representative for the branch can be as simple as operating a mailbox or as complex as being an officer of the branch. Do as much as you can. If we all do a little etc. etc.








UNISON and Healthcare

HHS together


UNISON is the UK's largest healthcare trade union - over 400,000 people who work in the NHS and for private contractors providing NHS services are UNISON members.

Our health members are nurses, student nurses, midwives, health visitors, healthcare assistants, paramedics, cleaners, porters, catering staff, medical secretaries, clerical and admin staff and scientific and technical staff.

And that's not all of us!

UNISON is a powerful voice for working people in the United Kingdom. We have over 1.3 million members working in public services, the community and voluntary sector and for private companies.

Looking after people at work


We represent our members in many ways, offering help and advice at work, raising your professional/local concerns or by highlighting issues that will affect all health workers at a national level. We work together to make sure our members' concerns are heard - whether itis about pay, health and safety, discrimination or the future of our NHS.

Looking after the NHS


But there is more to UNISON than looking after people at work. We care passionately about the future of the NHS as a publicly funded service that is free at the point of delivery. This makes campaigning to stop the increasing involvement of the private sector in the provision of health care services a priority for us.