WLGA committed to working with the Welsh Government to address South Wales Fire and Rescue culture

Wednesday, 07 February 2024

The WLGA has responded to Welsh Government’s announcement of action to be taken to address the working culture at South Wales Fire and Rescue, an issue recently highlighted by an independent report.


Four commissioners have been appointed by the Welsh Government to oversee the Service, including former WLGA Leader Baroness Wilcox of Newport. 


Last month, leaders expressed their shock and concern at the unacceptable behaviours described in the report which “cannot and will not be tolerated”.

Cllr Jane Gebbie, WLGA Workforce Spokesperson said: 


“The report, based on the findings of the independent investigation, into the working culture of the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service is a damning reflection of some behaviours exhibited by individuals”


“The report highlights some unacceptable and shocking behaviour that should never be tolerated in the workplace. I hope the Welsh Government’s decisive action will lead to the major and sustainable change needed.”  


“The WLGA and local authorities will work closely with the Welsh Government, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, the Commissioners and partners to implement the actions needed to create a positive and inclusive culture, free of discrimination.” 






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