Sadiq Khan Launches Mayor of London Good Work Standard
The GMB as an employer has already signed up to the standard
GMB to work with employers on the Mayor’s Good Work Standard
On Monday 29th July, Vaughan West GMB London Region Political Officer, representing the GMB, together with other trade unions, attended the launch of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Good Work Standard in London City Hall.
The Mayor's Good Work Standard brings together best employment practice and links to resources and support from across London to help employers improve their organisations. The initiative has been developed in collaboration with London's employers, professional bodies, experts and London trade unions.
As well as the Mayor himself the launch saw speakers from trade unions, business and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) welcoming the launch and the standards being set for good employment practices across the capital.
The Good Work Standard sets the benchmark the Mayor wants every London employer, big and small, to work towards and achieve. Organisations able to meet the Good Work Standard criteria can apply for accreditation and recognition as leading employers from the Mayor.
The standard is organised into four key areas, known as pillars, that are relevant and important to any organisation and employer - Fair Pay and Conditions, Workplace Wellbeing,Skill and Progression and Diversity and Recruitment
The GMB as an employer has already signed up to the standard and will now be working with all employers, where we have members, to get them to work towards and adopt the standard and hope that this initiative will be rolled out and replicated across other authorities in the UK.
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