Fair work charter to be adopted
A CHARTER promoting 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’ll also be asked to give Mr Martin 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 positive outcomes for the city.”