News and Views

Cynnal Cymru says Goodbye to Bethan and Welcome to Lois

This week we say goodbye to our Projects and Events Administrator Bethan, as she heads off on maternity leave for a year. We wish Bethan all the best and look forward to meeting her new arrival. We would also like to congratulate our latest recruit, Lois Mills who is taking on the role of Administrative Officer. Lois will […]

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Job Opportunities with Keep Wales Tidy – Project Officer Vacancies

Keep Wales Tidy are looking for passionate, talented people who share their vision of a beautiful Wales that is cared for and that can be enjoyed by everyone. They currently have the following three Project Officer vacancies: Newport – working 35 hours per week, this is a permanent homebased role, covering the county of Newport. Rhondda […]

University Of South Wales Is 200th Employer In Wales To Make Fair Pay Commitment

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that the University of South Wales, has today accredited as a Living Wage employer, making them Wales’ 200th employer. The Living Wage Foundation and Cynnal Cymru have hit a long-anticipated milestone after a year of significant growth. We are celebrating the 200th employer in Wales with The […]

Clean Air Day 2019 – What can I do about Air Pollution?

Clean Air Day Campaign Clean Air Day is marked on the sustainability calendar annually. It is a chance to find out more about and raise awareness of air pollution and spur on action to make air cleaner for all. It is celebrated on June 20th and you can join social media activity by tweeting #CleanAirDay […]

‘Living Hours’ Programme Launched to Tackle Work Insecurity

New research finds one in six workers trapped in insecure work and low pay, with millions facing cancelled shifts, a lack of hours, or short-term contracts Over 5 million (5.1m) workers earn less than the real Living Wage and are in a form of insecure work, 2 million of which are parents Wales, the North […]

Championing the Living Wage – 2019 Winners Announced!

In an evening ceremony at the Guildhall in London- those shortlisted as this year’s champions of the Living Wage movement were thanked by the Foundation’s Director Katherine Chapman for their hard work that had contributed to a sum of £950 million being put back into worker’s pockets by the UK’s over 5000 accredited employers over […]

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Roll out the green carpet: Wales’ Sustainable Academy Awards are back!

A newly established awards ceremony celebrating Wales’ burgeoning sustainability and green energy sectors is back for its second year, Cynnal Cymru and RenewableUK Cymru have announced. After the success of the inaugural event last year, the two organisations confirmed that the event will be now be an annual celebration of the excellent work being done […]

Take the Go Green Day Challenge’ and pledge to cut your carbon footprint

On Friday 21st June 2019, climate change charity Size of Wales will be running its flagship campaign: Go Green Day. This is a day for the people of Wales to come together with colleagues, neighbours, friends to have some fun, wear green and fundraise for Size of Wales’ tropical forest projects. Whilst being as fun, empowering […]

Living Wage Public Bodies

The Living Wage Foundation have compiled research with the Smith Institute which reveals that as many as 1.2 million people working for the NHS, councils and other public sector employers receive low wages of less than £9 an hour, or £10.55 in London. Public sector workers, employed either directly by the state or on outsourced […]

Living Wage Champion Awards 2019

WEDNESDAY 5TH JUNE 2019 6-8PM The Living Wage Champion Awards celebrate individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the Living Wage movement. The evening will be a great opportunity to shine a spotlight on our Living Wage employers with a chance to tell their stories and commend their achievements. It will be […]