Parents and nursery workers have held a demonstration in Pontypridd to protest against the proposed closure of the University of South Wales' crèche facilities due to cost.
UNISON says closing the play centre will impact negatively on all parts of the university community and the wider area.
The trade union has also complained the decision goes against equal opportunities, by disproportionately impacting on female students, university staff and the female crèche workforce.
In response, USW has said no final decision has been made on the closure of the nursery.
They say the University is currently still consulting on proposals to withdraw the annual subsidy that it gives to the nursery, which will be over £150,000 in 2017/18, and that they are looking to see if the nursery can continue to operate using other models.
George Zielinski reports: