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The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter is a voluntary membership and assessment scheme that aims to raise employment standards across GM, for all organisations of any size, sector or geography. The Charter has two tiers:



Employers that support the aim of the Charter and have made a commitment to improving practice in all characteristics of good employment.


Employers that have made the Supporter Commitment and meet the membership criteria in all characteristics of the Charter.

The Characteristics of Good Employment

There are seven key characteristics of good employment, click on each characteristic below to learn more about why it’s important to employers, employees, and Greater Manchester on the whole. The Supporter Commitment and Membership Criteria for each characteristic can also be found, along with the specific resources and accreditations available.  

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

The GM Good Employment Charter is driven to develop diverse, equal and truly inclusive working conditions across Greater Manchester. By promoting the benefits of equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, we aim to support employers to create workplaces that embrace our seven characteristics of good employment in ways that ensure fair pay, opportunity and progression to all. These issues are central to the fulfilment of Good Employment.