5 December 2018

5 December 2018

On Thursday, November 29th, UCAC General Secretary Dilwyn Roberts-Young, attended a meeting with the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) in their Cardiff offices.

It was an opportunity, with representatives of other unions, to gain an overview of the challenges facing all areas of Wales. It was agreed that the representatives of the employers and representatives of employees need to establish a pattern of meetings along with clear communications between unions and the WLGA.

Such a relationship will provide an opportunity for consistent messages to be sent to Welsh Government on the priorities in terms of funding in order to ensure that any monies reach the areas which are of concern for our members.

Teachers and school leaders are the most important resources in education and it is crucial that the emphasis is on job security and ensuring that pay and conditions of service are not undermined. Pressure needs to be put on Welsh Government to release sufficient funding to ensure the success of a number of developments over the coming years.

UCAC welcomes the intention to ensure a more structured relationship between the WLGA and the unions – in accordance with our requests over an extended period. We also wish Steve Thomas, Chief Executive of the WLGA, well on his retirement at the end of the year.

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