The mayor of London has signed up to Unite's pioneering Construction Charter to ensure construction projects under the control of the Greater London Authority meet the highest employment standards.
Construction firms planning to work on GLA building projects will now need to meet the standards laid down in the charter. The charter commits to working with Unite in order to achieve the highest standards in respect of direct employment status, health & safety, standards of work, apprenticeship training and the implementation of nationally agreed terms and conditions of employment.
James Murray, deputy mayor of London joined Peter Kavanagh, Unite regional secretary for London, at City Hall to launch the charter today (Wednesday 11 September).
Peter Kavanagh, Unite regional secretary for London and Eastern, said: "The charter combines the GLA’s procurement power with Unite’s influence in the workplace to ensure construction projects under the control of the authority meet the highest standards.