Welsh Labour’s Local Government Secretary, Mark Drakeford, has launched proposals to protect the rights of public sector workers in Wales.
Last July the UK Government consulted on plans to lift a UK-wide ban on agency workers being used to cover the work of employees taking industrial action. The Welsh Labour Government wants this ban to stay in place, preserving the present position.
The Welsh Labour Government works effectively with public sector employers and trades unions and Wales has avoided much of the damaging industrial action seen in England. The proposals which the Welsh Government has published for consultation will continue to prevent agency workers being used to cover the work of public service employees taking industrial action.
The consultation on these proposals runs until 6th December and can be found here.