Fair work char­ter to be adopted

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A FAIR work char­ter to over­see fair­ness and in­equal­ity in the work­place is set to be adopted by Dundee City Coun­cil.

Mem­bers of the lo­cal author­ity’s pol­icy and re­sources com­mit­tee will be asked to adopt the char­ter on Mon­day.

Coun­cil­lors will also be asked to give chief ex­ec­u­tive David Martin pow­ers to dis­cuss and agree the devel­op­ment of fur­ther sim­i­lar char­ters with the trade unions.

They also want Mr Martin to be given the go-ahead “to ad­vo­cate and in­flu­ence the devel­op­ment of sim­i­lar char­ters by other em­ploy­ers in line with the coun­cil’s com­mit­ment to fair­ness and tack­ling in­equal­i­ties”.

In his re­port to the com­mit­tee, Mr Martin said: “The trade unions have worked with and sup­ported adop­tion by Dundee City Coun­cil of a fair work char­ter.

“Dundee City Coun­cil be­lieves that fair work is work that of­fers em­ploy­ees an ef­fec­tive voice, op­por­tu­nity, se­cu­rity, ful­fil­ment and re­spect, and that fairly bal­ances the rights and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of em­ploy­ers and work­ers.

“We be­lieve that fair work pro­vides ben­e­fits for in­di­vid­u­als, or­gan­i­sa­tions and so­ci­ety as a whole.”

Mr Martin added: “Our peo­ple strat­egy and peo­ple char­ter recog­nise that our peo­ple are our most valu­able as­set.

“It is through hav­ing an en­gaged, skilled, mo­ti­vated and di­verse work­force that we will re­alise our am­bi­tions to pro­vide ex­cel­lent ser­vices and achieve

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