The WLGA supports fully the principles of social partnership and is ready to work with trade union partners to resolve any disagreements. In this instance, the WLGA has been working closely with councils, trade unions and the Welsh Government to seek an amicable settlement. Councils are in constant communication with their schools in providing appropriate advice and guidance regarding the planned industrial action. There have been several constructive meetings over recent weeks and the WLGA is committed to continuing this dialogue until a solution is found.
WLGA Education Spokesperson Councillor Ian Roberts said. “Local government is committed to working closely in social partnership with the Welsh Government and the unions to resolve this dispute, and to seek to minimise disruption to education provision, we have obtained independent legal advice to ensure we comply with all requirements”