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Consultation on the Trade Union (Wales) Bill

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the general principles of the Trade Union (Wales) Bill. Further details about the Bill and the accompanying Explanatory Memorandum can be found on the Bill page.


Terms of reference

The Committee’s terms of reference for its inquiry are:

To consider -

·         the general principles of the Trade Union (Wales) Bill and the need for legislation to ensure the continued and effective delivery of public services by dis-applying certain provisions of the UK Government’s Trade Union Act 2016 as they apply to devolved Welsh authorities. The provisions to be dis-applied are as follows:

o   the 40% ballot threshold for industrial action affecting important public services,

o   powers to require the publication of information on facility time and to impose requirements on public sector employers in relation to paid facility time, and

o   restrictions on deduction of union subscriptions from wages by employers;

·         any potential barriers to the implementation of the Bill’s provisions and whether the Bill takes account of them;

·         whether there are any unintended consequences arising from the Bill; and

·         the financial implications of the Bill (as set out in Part 2 of the Explanatory Memorandum).



Submissions should be no longer than five sides of A4, with numbered paragraphs, and should focus on the terms of reference.

If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, please provide a brief description of the role of your organisation.

Please see the guidance for those providing evidence for committees.


Bilingual Policy

The Committee welcomes contributions in both or either of our official languages, English and Welsh. Information not submitted bilingually will not be translated and will be published in the language of submission only. We expect organisations to implement their own standards and schemes and to comply with their statutory obligations.


Disclosure of Information

You can find further details about how we will use your information at Please ensure that you have considered these details carefully before submitting information to the Committee.

Supporting documents

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565