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Local Approaches to Improving the Quality of Work

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Pendulum Hotel - Manchester City Centre

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While employment levels continue to rise we have less cause to celebrate certain other increases, like widening pay inequalities and the growth of the working poor. The UK’s flexible labour market also leaves considerable scope for employers to shift risks onto their workers, leaving gaps in protection for some of the most vulnerable.

What can be done to address these challenges? There are no easy fixes – as the Taylor review has made clear – but might local action help us to make progress? Research and practice point to ways that employers, campaigners and policymakers can engage in this agenda. In particular, the Greater Manchester mayor, Andy Burnham, has committed to introduce an employment charter for the city-region, an idea also being explored in other parts of the UK. How can good ideas be taken forward and scaled up and how much can be done at a local level?

Drawing on examples from Greater Manchester and beyond, this important and timely conference will bring together business leaders, HR professionals, trades union representatives, local and national policy makers and others to discuss what can be done to promote quality, well-paid work locally.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Matthew Taylor, Royal Society of Arts
  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Professor Damian Grimshaw, Alliance Manchester Business School

Many more to follow

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Aimed primarily at a Greater Manchester audience but open to all. Policy-makers, business leaders, HR professionals, trades unions, economic development/business support/skills officers, consultancies/intermediaries, researchers.


The conference is being organised by the Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit, an independent analytical resource funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the University of Manchester. It is also supported by the University of Manchester’s new Work and Equalities Unit.


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