Joint Council for Wales

The Joint Council for Wales (JCW) is an all Wales forum where the Local Authority Employers in Wales and the relevant Trades Unions meet on workforce issues of mutual concern and interest. The role of the JCW is to:

  • Identify issues of key importance to local government in Wales in its employment function. 
  • Develop, seek consensus and share best practice around workforce issues. 
  • Undertake more detailed examination of particular issues. 
  • Formulate joint advice and guidance on specific workforce issues. 
  • Learn about relevant changes and developments. 
  • Enable the joint voice of Welsh local government and it’s trades unions to be heard by a range of Welsh and UK external agencies. 
  • Review the progress of UK and Welsh initiatives in Wales. 
  • Support the work of the Joint Secretaries in seeking to resolve local disputes.

Meetings are held bi-annually and membership is strictly governed by the constitution. Elected members are nominated from each WLGA member and associate member authority, and the Heads of HR for each authority sit in an ex-officio capacity. 

For more information contact: Jenna Redfern


The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) represents the interests of local government and promotes local democracy in Wales.

Tel : 02920 468680
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Business Hours : Mon - Thurs 8:30 - 5:00, Fri - 08:30 - 16:30