Posts From October, 2015

Unions and Welsh council employers unite to oppose Trade Union Bill 

UNISON Cymru/Wales has joined other local government unions and Welsh councils to signal their joint opposition to the UK Government’s Trade Union Bill. UNISON, GMB and UNITE are championing a statement agreed by the Joint Council for Wales... read more
Thursday, 29 October 2015 Categories: News

No council mergers until after 2016 elections 

Following the passing of the Local Government (Wales) Bill the WLGA recognises that no further progress can be made on local government reorganisation until after May 2016. Against this setting, the WLGA has restated its previous call for all... read more
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 Categories: News

WLGA hosts cross-party debate on future of childcare services 

The WLGA has hosted a roundtable discussion with key Assembly Members and policy makers on the need for local and high quality childcare services in Wales. With high quality childcare proven to have a significant impact on the future prospects... read more
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 Categories: News

Latest WAO report issues warning on cuts to council services 

A report from the Wales Audit Office (WAO) has warned that sustained cuts to the local government budget are having a negative impact on older people’s services. The ‘Supporting the Independence of Older People: Are Councils Doing Enough?’ report ... read more
Thursday, 15 October 2015 Categories: News

Councils voice opposition to draft Trade Union Bill 

As the employers’ organisation for local government in Wales, the WLGA has voiced its concern over the UK Government’s draft Trade Union Bill. In valuing the social partnership approach taken in Wales between the Welsh Government, trade unions... read more
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 Categories: News

WLGA warns of 'stealth' cut to council budgets 

The WLGA has warned that a ‘stealth’ change to national insurance regulations will see a further £60million cut from cash-strapped councils in Wales. The extra cost comes as a result of the introduction of a flat-rate state pension in April... read more
Friday, 09 October 2015 Categories: News

Road quality high despite cuts to local government budget 

Latest performance figures show road quality remains high in Wales, despite local government maintenance budgets being placed under increasing pressure. But with local councils being responsible for 32,000km, or 95% of roads in Wales, local... read more
Thursday, 08 October 2015 Categories: News

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