The Mayor of London has introduced a fair employment clause for contracting staff working for the Greater London Authority.
This will mean that staff working for contractors will have the same pay and conditions as Greater London Authority employees.
Ken Livingstone said, “London needs top quality public services provided by properly paid and motivated staff. A fair employment clause will assist this by ensuring that outsourcing is not used as a way to drive down employees’ pay and conditions.”
The move by Livingstone has been welcomed by Dave Prentis, general secretary of Unison, who said, “We will be calling on other public authorities to follow the GLA’s example. The next step is for government to follow the GLA’s lead and legislate for a fair employment clause to be included in all contracts so that all workers are protected.”