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Drakeford blasts move by Westminister to overturn strike rules in Wales

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FIRST minister Mark Drakeford has accused the UK Government of throwing "sand in the eyes" of the public after it was confirmed that Westminster would try to repeal an act banning the use of agency workers to cover striking staff.

Talking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, the first minister was asked about plans from the Westminster government to repeal the 2017 Trade Union Wales Act, which forbids the use of agencies to temporarily fill the vacancies left by workers who are on strike.

The legislation was passed to protect the rights of workers in devolved areas like health and........

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