Or­gan­i­sa­tions sign up to code

South Wales Echo - - News -

MORE than 150 or­gan­i­sa­tions have adopted the Welsh Gov­ern­ment’s code of prac­tice aimed at en­sur­ing bet­ter work­ing con­di­tions.

The Code of Prac­tice on Eth­i­cal Em­ploy­ment in Sup­ply Chains was first launched in March 2017. It asks or­gan­i­sa­tions to com­mit to a se­ries of ac­tions which are de­signed to tackle il­le­gal and un­fair em­ploy­ment and work­ing prac­tices.

All or­gan­i­sa­tions re­ceiv­ing Welsh Gov­ern­ment fund­ing, ei­ther di­rectly or via grants or con­tracts, are ex­pected to sign up to the code.

Econ­omy Min­is­ter Ken Skates said: “We need to make Wales a more equal na­tion, where ev­ery­one has ac­cess to fair work that pays a liv­ing wage and where all work­ers can de­velop their skills and ca­reers. This am­bi­tion is at the heart of our Eco­nomic Ac­tion Plan, and it is why we de­vel­oped our eco­nomic con­tract. This makes it very clear that busi­nesses must demon­strate their com­mit­ment to fair work if they want to ac­cess Welsh Gov­ern­ment fund­ing.”

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