Mark Drakeford stands down as Wales’ First Minister

Responding to the resignation of First Minister Mark Drakeford (pictured above) today (Wednesday), UNISON Cymru/Wales regional secretary Jess Turner said: “We thank Mark Drakeford for his close relationship with the trade union movement and the social partnership act which he helped deliver to place unions at the heart of decision making in Wales.

“We look forward to working with the next Welsh Labour leader to prioritise public sector workers and the vital services they provide.

“Workers in Wales deserve a general election now to end the unprecedented financial squeeze at the hands of the Westminster government.”