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Carl Sargeant, Minister for Local Government and Communities

First published:
8 May 2012
Last updated:

This was published under the 2011 to 2016 administration of the Welsh Government

I have today launched a Green Paper - Working Together for Wales: The Public Service Workforce to seek views on proposals to deliver the ambitions for the Public Service Workforce set out in Working Together for Wales – A Strategic Framework for the Public Service Workforce in Wales.

The Framework sets out a vision of a Wales-wide public service which fully recognises the dedication and excellence of the public service workforce understanding that trust and confidence are crucial to high performing services. It is partnered by this Green Paper on the Public Service Workforce. 

In order to meet the objectives set out in the Strategic Framework the Green Paper proposes legislation in the following areas:

  • The ability by Welsh Ministers to issue statutory guidance on matters affecting the devolved public service workforce including a process to govern the adoption of agreements which arise out of the Workforce Partnership Council 
  • A duty on devolved public service organisations to promote and apply partnership working as it affects workforce matters 
  • A Two-Tier and TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations) code for devolved public services organisations in Wales

The consultation will end on 31 July 2012 and I will be considering responses to determine the next steps.