New employees working on contracted-out social care services in
Wales will be offered terms as good as those given to existing
The Welsh assembly hopes the code of practice, which the
Confederation of British Industry has signed, will end the two-tier
workforce in the public sector and put Wales on an equal footing
Staff transferring from the public sector to another
organisation will keep their terms and conditions. Staff recruited
later will be employed on a package that is no less favourable.
Unions have long complained about the disparity in some
organisations – usually in domiciliary and residential care
services – between transferred and new employees’ terms.