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Agenda item

The TUC's Great Jobs Agenda

Report of the Executive Director, Resources.

Decision:

14.1

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.

 

 

14.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet:- 

 

 

 

(a)

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;

 

 

 

 

(b)

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

 

 

 

 

(c)

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.

 

 

 

14.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

14.3.1

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.

 

 

14.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

14.4.1

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.

 

 

14.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

14.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

14.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Eugene Walker, Executive Director, Resources

 

 

14.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee

 

Minutes:

14.1

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.

 

 

14.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet:- 

 

 

 

(a)

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;

 

 

 

 

(b)

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

 

 

 

 

(c)

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 responsible for the aligned intervention to support city wide employer engagement is the Director of City Growth.

 

 

 

14.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

14.3.1

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

 

 

14.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

14.4.1

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.

 

 

 

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