Welsh Government has joined up with FSB Wales, TUC Wales, CBI Wales and the Chamber Wales in order to launch a new campaign supporting employers and employees to continue to improve workplaces.
The Know Your Rights Campaign will draw together support available for employers and employees alike to help them understand what their rights and responsibilities are in the workplace, which has become much more complex in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Hannah Blythyn, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, said: “Although the pandemic has brought the need to act into sharper focus, this is not a new challenge – and that is in part because the law can be very technical, complex and difficult to navigate. I’m personally committed to making our workplaces fairer, safer and better for everyone – I spent the best part of a decade working for a trade union and I’ve seen first-hand the difference knowing your rights and responsibilities makes not just to workplaces but to people’s lives too.
“There is expert advice and support out there to help workers and employers navigate the law, and that’s where our partners come in. Between them, they have the knowledge and understanding to advise, enable and raise awareness of employment rights and responsibilities across Wales.
Ben Cottam, FSB Wales Head of External Affairs, said: “We know that in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic employers across Wales have fought tooth and nail to protect their staff and customers whilst also keeping their businesses viable in the face of such a difficult landscape.
“It is our hope that this campaign will help employers and individuals understand what is required of them – much of which is new as a result of regulations brought in to deal with the pandemic – and will provide support and information for those who need it.”