Employers have been invited to sign up to a ‘Good Work Pledge’ to protect and support workers in the North of Tyne.

The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) Good Work Pledge will encourage employers to provide safe, stable jobs with opportunities for training, progression, and wellbeing. Support to employers offered as part of the Good Work Pledge will include advice on how they can achieve this and what help is available to do so.

NTCA Cabinet Member for Employability and Inclusion, Cllr Joyce McCarty, said employers wishing to sign up should contact NTCA now by e-mail at: goodwork@northoftyne-ca.gov.uk.

Cllr McCarty said.“We’ve got a number of employers already who have said they’d like to be early adopters of the pledge We want local authorities and public sector organisations as well as small and large businesses to sign up. We will publicise that and celebrate the achievements we all make.”

NTCA has been working with employers and other key stakeholders to understand what ‘Good Work’ looks like and how it as a combined authority can promote and reward employers offering the main elements of ‘Good Work’. The Good Work Pledge represents a set of five pledges that business can work towards, support and receive recognition for.

It covers the following areas:

  • Valuing and Rewarding your Workforce
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • Effective Communications and Representation
  • Developing a Balanced Workforce
  • A Social Responsibility

Cllr McCarty said: “We are keen to hear about any good practice in relation to the areas covered by the Pledge.”

For more information, contact NTCA by e-mail at: goodwork@northoftyne-ca.gov.uk