DYFODOL SLAMS CARTREFI CYMUNEDOL GWYNEDD AND CALLS FOR MORE WELSH IN THE WORKPLACE

Dyfodol i’r Iaith has reacted angrily to Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd’s advertisement for a Deputy Chief Executive which does not include any requirement to speak the Welsh language. The only reference to the language in the person specification is need for, ” an empathy towards the Welsh language and culture of north Wales.”

Eifion Lloyd-Jones said on behalf of Dyfodol:

“In an area where the majority speak Welsh and the overwhelming majority of Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd staff use the language in their work, we believe that not only is this utterly unacceptable, but impractical too.”

“Needless to say this sets a very dangerous precedent. In the context of increasing the number of Welsh speakers, we should promoting the Welsh language in the workplace and supporting staff to learn Welsh. This specification doesn’t even contain a requirement to learn the language.”

“We therefore call on Carterfi Cymunedol Gwynedd to reconsider their recruitment process and on the Welsh Government to acknowledge the workplace as a key area for promoting the growth of the Welsh language.”

 

 

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