A snap shot of this week in the Senedd and in the community.
In the Senedd, I called on Welsh Government to use their current powers to raise more funds for public services and to devolve the powers needed to make fairer taxation possible. See more here: https://fb.watch/iH5U9GMxTl/
To mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science, I visited Power and Water in Llansamlet to meet with COO Mike Rattenbury and the inspirational young women, Lizzie, Kat and Iryna, leading the way within the company. The ground-breaking work they do in the field of sustainable water treatment technology was fascinating to hear about and a great example of the innovation we are capable of here in Wales. One Swansea born and bred, one a Swansea University graduate and one a refugee from the Ukraine making her home in Swansea - they are all inspiring examples of why encouraging the participation of more Women and Girls into STEM subjects is so beneficial and so vital. Read more: https://www.sionedwilliams.wales/sioned_williams_praises_swansea_sustainable_business?fbclid=IwAR1XvLCqEBoRc2vm7IUsx_8NBGKuD3TkSqzNKqmFnDxVk0zkOq99Hcfs0PE
I was lad to sponsor Chwarae Teg's event in the Senedd today to discuss their #StateoftheNation2023 report. Worrying findings on women's safety, and a lack of progress on addressing the gender pay gap. So much work to do. https://chwaraeteg.com/news/state-of-the-nation-2023-women-to-wait-decades-for-equality/
I visited Neath Port Talbot College and met with Bilingual Development Coordinator, Angharad Morgan and Work Welsh Tutor Llinos Davies, to hear about the Work Welsh Project and to celebrate its success in the college.
I called upon Transport for Wales to seek the views of the community on revitalising Neath train station. https://nation.cymru/news/plaid-ms-calls-for-plan-to-improve-run-down-neath-train-station/
My team and I held a street surgery in Morriston and spoke to residents about their concerns.
You can read more of my Senedd speeches and questions here: Sioned Williams MS (senedd.wales)