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This is a deliberate limitation imposed by GitHub Actions that an action cannot trigger other workflows. From the documentation:
I'm not sure if there are any work arounds. I guess you would need another event to trigger the additional workflow.
I've found a work around. It looks like GitHub are determining that API calls are coming from actions by checking the authentication token. If you use a
Use that secret in your workflow and assign it to the environment variable
There is a downside to this method. The PR is no longer created by the
I contacted GitHub about this issue and their response confirms that using a personal token as I outlined above is the correct approach.
From GitHub Support: