UNISON has signed up to the valued worker scheme with employer Blyth Valley Academy – the scheme is a set of commitments to treat all employees fairly.
The Valued Worker Scheme is about acknowledging employers that are committed to valuing their staff. As part of the scheme employers need to treat all staff fairly, equitably and with dignity. By signing up to the Valued Worker Scheme they are committing to the six principles of the scheme.
They principles are:
- Enabling all employees to have a safe, secure and enjoyable work environment
- Ensuring the wellbeing and dignity at work of all employees
- Providing CPD for all employees
- Providing good pay and conditions which includes a commitment to the living wage
- Having formal agreed mechanisms for consultation and negotiation, working in partnership with employees and trade unions
- Ensuring policy documents and working practices are informed by the use of information and evidence.
UNISON regional organiser natasha nicholson said ‘’ By committing to the 6 key principles The Blyth Academy demonstrate their commitment to staff wellbeing and show recognition of the added value of being part of a trade union and working with trade unions brings to both an employee and employer. We look forward to working closely with the Blyth academy to achieve these aims’’.