The Workforce Partnership Council (WPC) is a tripartite social partnership structure of the Trade Unions/Employers/Welsh Government covering the devolved public services in Wales. Social partnership in Wales is a way of working, a set of behaviours which all partners commit to uphold in supporting our dedicated public service workforce to deliver strong, effective public services. It forms part of the overarching social partnership approach adopted in Wales.
The WPC operates in equal partnership between Welsh Government, Employers and Trade Unions – respecting the sovereignty and decision making structure of each partner. The sovereignty, decision making and accountability arrangements differ between the 3 partners and within the partners.
Following a recent review of the WPC, a Joint Executive Committee (JEC) has been set-up. Its purpose is to facilitate the work of the WPC, in consultation with representative bodies. The JEC is accountable to the WPC and will be supported by a Joint Secretariat.