The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is currently developing a Good Employment Charter which aims to encourage and support employers to become more productive and offer higher pay and secure work. A draft has been published based upon a first consultation, and views on this second draft are now invited.
GMCA are also working with the Government to develop a Local Industrial Strategy. The co-owned plan will build on the Greater Manchester Strategy and inform future working and cooperation with the ministers and their departments. This plan represents an opportunity to include everyone in the prosperity of the city-region and deliver inclusive growth and therefore needs input from businesses, universities, colleges and schools, the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, and residents.
It is important that the Good Employment Charter and the Local Industrial Strategy is based on the views and needs of anyone who is interested in the future prosperity and growth of our city-region. We therefore encourage VCSE organisations to participate in both surveys.
The surveys can be accessed at: www.gmconsult.org The closing date for the Good Employment Charter is 26th November, and the Local Industrial Strategy is 25th November.