Reserved powers ‘a move in the right direction’, says ...

Reserved powers ‘a move in the right direction’, says Unite Wales

03 March 2014

Unite Wales, one of Wales’ largest unions, has welcomed the release of the Silk Part II report on further devolution, calling the recommendation of reserved powers for Wales ‘a move in the right direction’.

Unite Wales Secretary Andy Richards said:

“We welcome today’s report on further devolution and look forward to going through it in greater detail - we’re clear that devolution has made a difference to our members and working people across the nation.

The Silk II recommendation on reserved powers is a move in the right direction. Unite has been concerned by the number of challenges to Welsh Government legislation by the UK Government in the last few years and reserved powers would better clarify responsibility on areas of public concern and reduce conflict between the governments in Westminster and Cardiff Bay.”



Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey. The Unite Wales Secretary is Andy Richards.

A copy of Unite Wales’ submission to Silk Part II is available online: 

For further information contact Hannah Blythyn on 07980 237694.