City's Charter gaining momentum

Nearly 40 organisations have signed up to Sheffield's Fair Employer Charter, since its launch in January - and the campaign behind the inititative believes more will join throughout the year.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 9th April 2016, 5:00 am

The Charter, which is the first of its kind in the country to ahve been lef by businesses, consists of a series of pledges surrounding working culture and conditions.

It was developed by manufacturer Gripple, the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Our Fair City campaign to encourage the adoption of fairer employment practices across the city.

Professor Alan Walker, Chair of the Our Fair City Campaign and Chair of the Fairness Commission, said: “The Fair Employer Charter has been a tremendous success since it launched earlier this year, with all kinds of companies, charities and authorities keen to get involved.

“As awareness grows, more and more employers are getting in touch with us or joining online, and I am sure we will see that trend continue.”

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