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Decision details

The TUC's Great Jobs Agenda

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A resolution was passed at Council 2018 to support the TUC’s Great Jobs Agenda. The paper sets out the actions the Authority proposes to take to ensure that every job in this Authority is a great job, and relating those to the six standards.



The Executive Director, Resources submitted a report seeking to identify the measures the Council will take, as both an employer and through its place based leadership role with local businesses and communities, to align with the TUC’s Great Jobs agenda.




RESOLVED: That Cabinet:- 





endorses the aims of the Great Jobs Agenda and continues to seek to meet the standards to provide better jobs that offer a living wage and good working conditions;






notes the activity that will be undertaken by the Council and the aligned strategies and activity proposed to engage a wider range of employers to provide great jobs; and






notes that the officer responsible for all employment issues within the Council, including engagement with the trade unions, is the Director of Human Resources, and the officer’s responsible for the aligned intervention to support city wide employer engagement is the Director of City Growth.





Reasons for Decision




Through our commitment to the Great Jobs Agenda we have an opportunity to create ‘Great Jobs’ at Sheffield City Council as well taking a leadership role in encouraging other employers to do the same for the benefit of the city.




Alternatives Considered and Rejected




The Council has already taken action against the six standards set out in the Great Jobs Agenda and is well placed to continue this work on low pay, apprenticeships, procurement and health and wellbeing, as well as promoting these ambitions to a wider range of organisations through our local leadership role to create a difference for the City.




Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted








Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration








Respective Director Responsible for Implementation




Eugene Walker, Executive Director, Resources




Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In




Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee


Report author: Mark Bennett

Publication date: 25/03/2019

Date of decision: 20/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 20/03/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/03/2019

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