North of Tyne politicians launched the region’s ‘Good Work Pledge’ at an online event, attended by almost 100 people.

Employers from across Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside were asked to join the movement for ‘good work’ – described as work which provides job security, skills, progression opportunities and a decent standard of living to all their employees.

Organisations from every part of the economy, from big businesses to small and medium-sized enterprises to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, can sign up to the Good Work Pledge – a set of standards developed with a range of stakeholders over the past year.

The five areas covered by the pledge include: valuing and rewarding your workforce, promoting health and wellbeing, effective communications and representation, developing a balanced workforce and social responsibility. The pledge is part of the region’s coronavirus economic recovery plan.