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We are delighted to announce the addition of nine new Members to the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter, marking further progress towards better working environments and living standards in our region.

This announcement is accompanied by the achievement that the Bolton, Oldham, and Rochdale councils have all achieved Membership, successfully ensuring that all 10 Greater Manchester local authorities are now part of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter.

Both Bee Network bus companies are now also proud Members. This collective dedication to good employment practices is being actively seen across our region – and is helping to shape Greater Manchester into a better place to live and work.

The latest Members are:

These organisations, representing a diverse range of sectors, have committed to provide secure employment, good working conditions, and the real Living Wage to their combined 13,000 employees.

By prioritising good employment practice, they are actively contributing to the wellbeing of the community and the overall enhancement of Greater Manchester's work culture.

Advancing from Supporter to Member status requires employers to undergo an assessment and a technical panel review to ensure alignment with the Charter's seven characteristics of Good Employment. Learn more and get involved.

Membership of the Good Employment Charter is a major achievement for us and highlights the work we have been doing to make Bolton Council an even better place to work. Our staff are always willing to go above and beyond, so it is only right that we do everything we can do to ensure they feel valued and supported.

Bolton Council - Sue Johnson, Chief Executive

Our membership of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter symbolises our investment in existing and future staff. We pride ourselves on the range of good employment initiatives that we offer at Rochdale Council and we are pleased to join the range of public and private sector organisations who are similarly committed to raising employment standards

Rochdale Council - Steve Rumbelow, Chief Executive

As a Council, our staff are our greatest asset, the representatives for all the services and interactions we have with local communities. Joining the Good Employment Charter enables us to ensure all teams are paid fairly, have opportunities to develop and lead happier and more fulfilled lives. Over 60% of our staff also live in the borough, which is another important reason to support the Charter, as it demonstrates a visible commitment to improving the lives of our employees and our residents.

Leader of Oldham Council, Cllr Arooj Shah

Go North West is proud to embody the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter's principles of secure, ethical, and inclusive employment for all, and we're delighted to become charter members - a strong testament to our team and our values.

Go North West - Connor Lomas, Head of People

When The Good Employment Charter was discussed, my perspective was there’s no question Gaddum has to become a member. Providing the best employment standards for local people in Greater Manchester? Yes, we absolutely want to be part of that.

Gaddum - Ben Whalley, Deputy Chief

We are absolutely delighted to become members of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter. Since our establishment in 1999, we have strived to be exemplary employers. Our journey has been marked by a deep commitment to the well-being and development of our workforce, ensuring that every member of our team is treated with respect, fairness, and dignity.
Being a part of the Good Employment Charter is a testament to our dedication to these values, and as an accredited Living Wage employer, this membership further solidifies our promise to uphold the highest standards of employment. We're proud to join a community that echoes our belief in fair pay, inclusive opportunities, and a respectful workplace

Rosgal - John Breheny, Managing Director

We’ve always aimed to be a person-centred organisation that emphasises the need for good mental health, growth opportunities, and work-life balance for our employees. I’m delighted that TLC is now a member of the Good Employment Charter and our progressive values have been recognised. We will continue to value our staff just as much as the people we support.

TLC - Michelle Hill, CEO

We’re committed to creating a Caddick community to be proud of; always with fair pay, opportunities for growth and progression, and a team that supports the health and wellbeing of all others. We want to give all of our employees the right environment to realise their potential and build a lifetime career. Becoming members of Greater Manchester’s Good Employment Charter is huge recognition of the work we’re doing to support employees and ensure that Caddick is a place that people feel proud to work.

Caddick Construction - Paul Dodsworth, Managing Director

“We are thrilled to be part of Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter alongside other VCSE organisations such as GMCVO, Manchester Community Central and Salford Foundation and one of our funders, Manchester City Council. It proves what I know to be true – that we treat our staff well and provide flexible and hybrid models to ensure wellbeing and retention. The breadth of knowledge and life experience within our staff members is truly remarkable, and that can only expand as we become part of Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter and learn to leverage our networks for better knowledge sharing and innovation. We are pleased to be part of such a prestigious charter and look forward to living up to our credentials of fairness and integrity.”

The Pankhurst Trust - Lucy Shanahan, HR Manager