Guidelines for Managing Industrial Action in Wales

To successfully manage industrial action, guidelines have been developed to provide managers in Wales with written advice.

8 June 2023

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Please note this guidance relates to the NHS in Wales.

The need to successfully manage industrial action is a key challenge for many employers and managers.  These guidelines have been developed to provide managers with written advice on action they need to take and responsibilities they will have during a period of industrial action.

These guidelines provide general advice on managing strike action, including Action Short of a Strike (ASOS), but cannot cover every eventuality. For advice on specific situations and/or circumstances, managers should contact a senior Workforce and OD manager, who where appropriate can seek legal advice.