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Labour's Welsh First Minister says his ministers won't be crossing picket lines tomorrow

By Jonathan Isaby
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Welsh flag I don't regularly follow First Minister's Questions in the Welsh Assembly, but I have been alerted to yesterday's session at Cardiff Bay.

Labour's First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, announced that his ministers would not be crossing any picket lines tomorrow.

He told the Assembly:

"Ministers will not be crossing picket lines. Ministers will be working on Thursday, of course, subject to that condition."

It remains to be seen whether this will cause additional disruption to the people of Wales, but acting Tory leader in the Assembly, Paul Davies, has said that it is "business as usual":

"I do not believe that Assembly Members should refrain from continuing the work we do for constituents.  I am sure, therefore, that the unions will accept our need to carry on working as normal - representing the people of Wales."