The Workforce Partnership Council (WPC) is a tripartite social partnership structure of the trade unions, employers and Welsh Government covering the devolved public services in Wales and a forum for cross-public services workforce matters.

The Workforce Partnership Council (WPC) operates in equal partnership and seeks to reach agreement or an agreed direction amongst all three partners on workforce matters which are cross-public service or relevant to the whole public service. It is a source of expert guidance, a forum for sharing information and good practice and for influencing, including the consideration, challenge and enhancement of workforce relevant policy. It also supports collective practice, even where formal agreements cannot be secured and works through the relevant representative bodies to ensure all Wales agreements are implemented and guidance is acted upon

The WPC is not a forum for collective bargaining, the resolution of local disputes or for sector specific matters.

WPC Joint Executive Committee (JEC)

The WPC Joint Executive Committee is accountable to and facilitates the work of the WPC in consultation with representative bodies. The JEC operates in equal partnership and its membership reflects the WPC tripartite social partnership structure, with representation from the Trade Unions, Employers and Welsh Government. 

WPC Joint Secretariat

The WPC Joint Secretariat, reports to the JEC and supports the WPC and the WPC Joint Executive Committee on behalf of all partners, working with and through partners to deliver the WPC annual work programme. The Joint Secretariat team is recruited from all three partners, to reflect the WPC tripartite social partnership structure.