UK first: “Uniquely Welsh way of working” passed into law, giving employers and employees a voice in the way Wales is run.
The Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Act brings together the worker voice, through trade unions and public service employers, to support the delivery of effective public services.
Colleagues from the Welsh Government, Unison Wales and NHS Wales are delivering a webinar to share their perspectives on the Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Act and how the new legislation will improve public services through social partnership working, promoting fair work and socially responsible public procurement.
The new legislation complements the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and is intended to give those who deliver public services a stake in what those services looks like.
The power of social partnership lies in the relationships that are built and, in this respect, social partnership goes beyond legislation. Working in consistent social partnership can develop trusted relationships and engender behaviours that promote cooperation, respect, trust, increase participation, as well as delivering mutual gains.
- Neil Surman, Deputy Director, Social Partnership division, Welsh Government
- Jess Turner, UNISON Wales Regional Secretary
- Sarah Simmonds, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Find out more about the Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Act.
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