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Pay Negotiations

Volume 264: debated on Tuesday 24 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will provide in respect of his plan for pay delegation submitted to the Treasury (a) a description of the staff in each bargaining unit covered by the plan, distinguishing staff in HQ functions, agencies and agency candidates, and in other identifiable business units and (b) proposals for trade union recognition in each bargaining unit and the negotiating machinery to be put in place in each bargaining unit. [38274]

There are two bargaining units; the Welsh Office, excluding Cadw, covering some 1,900 staff; the Welsh Historic Monuments executive agency and Cadw, covering some 220 staff.The Welsh Office proposes to recognise the Civil and Public Services Association, the National Union of Civil and Public Servants, the Institution of Professionals, Managers and Specialists and the First Division Association and to have single table negotiation covering all staff. In Cadw, CPSA NUCPS and IPMS are recognised.