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T&G calls for voluntary sector partnerships

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first_img Previous Article Next Article T&G calls for voluntary sector partnershipsOn 25 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. The Transport and General Workers’ Union is calling for the voluntary sectorto forge a new partnership with the trade unions to overcome recruitment andretention problems. Jack Dromey, national organiser for the T&G, urged bosses not to shortchange charity workers on pay. He told delegates at the National Council for Voluntary OrganisationsConference: “The voluntary sector boasts a resource the private sectorwould pay in spades for – a committed, motivated workforce. “However, as the T&G would argue, in any sector – public, privateor voluntary – if you want quality delivery you need to pay for quality people.That means no short-changing charity workers on pay. “Many organisations have made the leap into the 21st century in termsof service delivery and campaigning for social change. It is theirresponsibility to ensure their working conditions are equallyprofessional.” Dromey said the Government must play a part by raising standards in thevoluntary sector by establishing a skills council. “The voluntary sector and trade unions have a lot to gain from forginga new partnership,” he said. “We share common values and a common purpose and we urge managers inthe voluntary sector to work with the unions to improve recruitment andretention. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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