Council signs up to mayoral scheme to promote ‘good work’ practices

Josh Salisbury (07 August, 2019)

Town hall bosses have urged Southwark businesses to sign up to the charter to promote employee rights

8116The council's offices on Tooley Street

Southwark Council has signed up to a mayoral scheme which sees employers pledge good workplace practices.

Sadiq Khan’s ‘Good Work Standard’, launched at the end of last month, accredits employers meeting criteria such as fair pay, employee diversity and good progression routes.

“I want to make London a fairer city by ensuring that all Londoners get the opportunities that our city gave to me when I was growing up,” said Mr Khan as he announced the scheme.

“City Hall will now do everything possible to ensure that many more employers – in every sector and of every size – sign up to the Good Work Standard.”

Alongside the standard, City Hall will launch an ‘employment rights hub’ to help Londoners understand their rights, Mr Khan pledged.

Cllr Kieron Williams

Cllr Kieron Williams, Southwark’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Modernisation, said the council was ‘delighted’ to be among the local authorities pledging to maintain high employer standards.

“I hope many more Southwark employers will sign up to the standard, so they can reap the benefits for their staff and businesses too,” he said.

Other local authorities signing up to the standard include Croydon and Greenwich, as well as other major organisations like TfL and the London Fire Brigade.


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