Posts Tagged ‘Wales’

Velindre Cancer Centre tackling waste with reusable cups

Wales’ specialist cancer centre is taking action to reduce its environmental impact Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff has launched a new initiative to encourage all staff, patients and visitors to ditch single-use coffee cups in a bid to reduce waste. A range of ‘Eco to go’ rice husk cups are now available in the Centre’s […]

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First Minister Carwyn Jones Announces Real Living Wage Increase To £9 In Wales

On Monday 05 November, Cynnal Cymru in partnership with Citizens Cymru launched Living Wage week in Wales with a breakfast launch at bigmoose in Cardiff. The new rates were announced, by the First Minister Carwyn Jones, who also received an awards for his Outstanding Contribution to the Living Wage in Wales. Speakers at the event […]

Sustainable Academy Awards Finalist Announced

The shortlist of finalists has been announced for the inaugural Sustainable Academy Awards.  You can vote for your favourites until Wednesday 31 October.  Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Thursday 29 November.  Click here to cast your vote or on the category name to find out more details […]

Introducing: Living Wage Friendly Funders

Friendly Funders Cynnal Cymru- Sustain Wales have been the Living Wage Accreditation body in Wales since 2016. The Living Wage Foundation works to improve pay conditions across all sectors but has recognised particular problems within the Charity sector and has created an Action Plan to combat this. The Friendly Funders Scheme works in accordance with […]

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Top Tips for creating an Award-winning entry for the new Sustainable Academy Awards

With only a few weeks left to apply for the Sustainable Academy Awards, we’ve put together a few words of encouragement and advice from one of our judges, to help you create that Award-winning entry. As always we are looking for outstanding individuals, projects or initiatives that are helping to deliver at least one of […]

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New awards put Welsh sustainability on a world-class stage – Sustainable Academy Awards launched

A new awards ceremony aimed at the sustainability and green energy sectors has been announced today.  The Sustainable Academy Awards will take place on 29 November in the iconic and low-carbon Principality Stadium in Cardiff and are a collaboration between Cynnal Cymru and RenewableUK Cymru. The event builds on the success of the Wales Green […]

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Consultation: Creating a Parliament for Wales

The Assembly Commission is launching a public consultation on the scope of the potential electoral, organisational and internal reforms which the Wales Act 2017 makes possible. They want to hear your views on these potential changes. To view the consultation, and the different ways you can let them know what you think about the potential reforms, please […]

Cardiff Council Extends Living Wage Financial Scheme

Cardiff Council’s ambition is to make Cardiff a ‘Living Wage City’. They believe that paying the ‘real’ Living Wage is a key indicator of an employer’s commitment to fair work practices. For organisations of up to 250 employees who become an accredited Living Wage Employers before 31st March 2019 the Council is offering to pay up […]

Sustain Wales Awards 2017 Winners Announced!

Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales announce the winners of the national Sustain Wales Awards 2017. Last night (30th November) Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales celebrated some of the leading organisations and individuals in Wales championing sustainability. The awards ceremony, sponsored by AM Llyr Gruffydd, took place in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay to an audience […]

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LIVING WAGE FOR WALES HOURLY RATE INCREASES TO £8.75

24% of workers in Wales are still earning less than the Living Wage for Wales. 15,117,264 in extra wages has gone into workers’ pockets in Wales since the voluntary movement started in 2011. The independently calculated rate reflects rise in cost of living  The Living Wage Foundation have today announced the new Living Wage for Wales of £8.75 […]