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28 Sep 2020

Peel L&P joins the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter

Regeneration business, Peel L&P is proud to announce it has joined the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter alongside eight further employers in the area.

The aim of the Good Employment Charter is to improve employment standards across the city region. These improvements include measures such as paying the real living wage, implementing flexible working options, and adopting fair recruitment practices.

Previously a ‘Supporter’, Peel L&P has now been recognised as a ‘Member’ of the Charter alongside The Co-op Bank, Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO), KPMG, Macc, Michael Page, Pozzoni Architects, Unlimited Potential and William Hare Ltd. 

Peel L&P’s Director of People and Culture, Carrie Westwell said: “We’re pleased to be continuing our partnership with the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter and feel privileged to now be recognised as a member due to our commitment to employment excellence in line with the Charter’s seven characteristics of good employment

“Our membership will benefit both existing and future employees and is another benchmark to demonstrate that we are a responsible and valued employer across the region.”

The seven good employment characteristics developed by the Charter are:

  • Secure work
  • Flexible work
  • Real living wage
  • Engagement and voice
  • Recruitment
  • People management
  • Health and wellbeing

Ian MacArthur, Head of the Charter said: “Our members represent a varied range of employers across Greater Manchester, highlighting the Charter’s engagement across the private, public and third sectors – we’re thrilled to have Peel L&P onboard.”

The Charter’s Membership tier was launched back in January 2020, when the first six Members were announced by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.

Businesses can also sign up to the Charter’s Supporters’ Network, which asks employers to commit to improve practice and helps them to access appropriate support and resources.

Over 100 prominent businesses have already become Supporters, including ITV, Lloyds, Manchester Airport Group and GMCA. In total, the Charter has over 200 engaged employers across Greater Manchester, and its Supporters cover over 200,000 employees.