Welsh Liberal Democrats join regional pay criticism

Ahead of this afternoon's Assembly debate on regional pay, Welsh Liberal Democrat AM Peter Black has said introducing it would be 'disastrous for Welsh workers and the Welsh economy.' He said,

It is important we do not forget that it was under Labour that regional pay was first introduced in to the courts system. We opposed that move then and we oppose the current suggestion made by Chancellor George Osborne that a similar system could be rolled out across other civil service departments. Like many of our colleagues in Westminster, Welsh Liberal Democrats are fundamentally opposed to regional pay.

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Regional pay row

Unions hit out at Plaid Cymru calls for transfer of public sector pay and conditions to Welsh Government while Assembly members vote to oppose UK Government plans to introduce regional pay levels.