Just and fair conditions at work – Welsh Government assessment

Progress assessment

Limited progress

There have been legal or policy changes to improve human rights protections but very limited evidence of sustained improvements in the enjoyment of human rights on this issue

Employment is mainly a reserved issue, which limits the action that the Welsh Government can take. The Welsh Government has taken some policy and legal steps to deliver fair work in Wales, demonstrating an intention to use its devolved powers and levers to promote and encourage just and fair working conditions. The gender pay gap has decreased since 2016. However, there have not yet been sustained improvements in other outcomes: low-paid work is rising, the disability pay gap persists, and there is evidence of bullying and harassment in the workplace. 

Read more about the UK and Welsh Governments’ actions on just and fair conditions at work.

The assessment was made based on the evidence available up to 30/09/2021