Liverpool City Region’s Fair Employment Charter will help stamp out pay poverty and zero hours contracts

The Liverpool City Region (LCR) Combined Authority and Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram have welcomed the launch of the LCR Fair Employment Charter, which will help protect workers in the area from poverty pay, zero hours contracts, poor working conditions, and much more.

The establishment of the Fair Employment Charter is a key recommendation within Sir Michael Marmot’s All Together Fairer report for Cheshire and Merseyside, and the Collaborative is working closely with the Cheshire and Warrington subregion to establish a similar charter for the area, due to the direct impact that poor employment practices can have on health.

More than 50 organisations from across the city region have been awarded Aspiring status of the LCR Fair Employment Charter, which encourages businesses to pay staff a Real Living Wage, clamp down on the use of zero hours contracts, provide mental health support, encourage flexible working and engage with trade unions. A further 85 companies are in talks to sign the charter.

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