House of Commons
WELSH SPEAKERS' RIGHT TO COMMUNICATE IN THE LANGUAGE OF THEIR CHOICE AT THEIR WORKPLACE
EDM #2638
Tabled 23 July 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House is critical of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) for prohibiting the use of Welsh language between members of staff and customers at its outlet in Bangor; calls on KFC to apologise and adopt a policy that enables Welsh speakers’ right to communicate in their language of choice; recognises that the ability to speak Welsh is a legitimate occupational qualification and is a valuable asset for employees; and calls on all employers in Wales to encourage the use of Welsh, to develop their training through the medium of Welsh, to provide opportunities for staff to learn the language, so as to safeguard the rights of Welsh speaking customers and employees and to enable those businesses to take advantage of the commercial opportunities that providing service through both Welsh and English languages offers.