A partnership deal between Thames Water and trade unions has received a £50,000 award from the DTI.
The company received the maximum sum allowed from the Government's Partnership Fund and was one of only 41 to be given an award from 160 applicants. The funding ensures that many partnerships agreed in August with Unison, the GMB, the AEEU and the TGWU will receive support.
The partnership aims to introduce new forums to enhance employee involvement, training and development initiatives and work-life balance schemes for part time working.
By Richard Staines