Explanatory Notes

Trade Union (Wales) Act 2017


07 September 2017

Overview of the Act

3.The Trade Union Act 2016 (c.15) (“the 2016 Act”) inserts provisions in the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (c.52) (“the 1992 Act”). This Act amends the provisions of the 1992 Act inserted by sections 3, 13, 14 and 15 of the 2016 Act so as to disapply them in so far as they relate to certain public services provided by devolved Welsh public authorities, or relate more generally to the operations of such authorities.

4.The Act also prohibits devolved Welsh public authorities from using workers supplied by an employment business (commonly referred to as agency workers), to cover the duties of staff engaged in official industrial action.