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e-Petition: Stop Using Worker Certification On Welsh Government Projects

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We call on the National Assembly Of Wales to urge the Welsh Government to stop using and promoting worker certification on Welsh Government contracts. Worker certification is a privatised occupational licensing scheme.

1) It is undemocratic and circumvents the principles of our common laws. ( Grandfather rights)

2) It puts the cost of training & qualifications onto workers, especially self employed and agency employment workers who have little chance of grants or funding.

3) It reduces the chances of upward mobility for the poorest in society.

4) It prevents worker mobility, at a time when we need a flexible workforce.

5) It allows corporate interests to have control over the entire workforce of our economic sectors, increasing costs of small businesses & sub contractors.

6) It promotes rent seeking, meaning that consumers pay more for products & services.

7) It reduces productivity.

8) It is prolific and will spread to all economic sectors.

9) It can create conflicts of interest.

10)There is no evidence that worker certification improves quality or standard of workmanship.

11) Experience, skill and knowledge reduce health and safety risks, these can be achieved and proven without qualifications.

12) It increases the cost of public projects.

I3) If an industry needs qualification requirements then our democratically elected government should create legislation.

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Petition details

Petition Status: Closed by the Committee
Petition Start Date: 21/02/2018
Open until midday on: 31/03/2018


Petition Signatories

Total signatures: 66

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
Teilo Richard Trimble Ceredigion 24/03/2018
Anonymous Pontypridd 23/03/2018
Philip Waller South east 23/03/2018
Jan Gray Newport East 22/03/2018
Tommy Beard London 18/03/2018
Alvy Manor Site services Cardiff West 18/03/2018
Louise Davies Vale of Glamorgan 18/03/2018
Anonymous Vale of Glamorgan 18/03/2018
Anonymous Vale of Glamorgan 18/03/2018
Anonymous leicestershire 18/03/2018
Anonymous leicestershire 18/03/2018
Jim Abbot Fife 17/03/2018
Paul Rosenquest Hull 17/03/2018
Mandy Rosenquest Hull 17/03/2018
Ellie Porter Leicestershire 15/03/2018
Cllr James Harris Monmouth 14/03/2018
Nigel Speedy Newport East 14/03/2018
Adrian Critten Llanelli 14/03/2018
adele herbert Cardiff North 13/03/2018
Claire Elliott Torfaen 13/03/2018
David Clubb Cardiff West 13/03/2018
Steve Griffiths Newport East 13/03/2018
Anonymous Cardiff West 13/03/2018
samuel manship Newport East 12/03/2018
CHRIS LEWIS Newport East 12/03/2018

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