We are working to stamp out poverty pay and improve working practices across the Liverpool City Region.

The Fair Employment Charter, a campaign from Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, sees employers pledging their commitment to protect workers being hit by the worst cost of living crisis in a generation.

Speaking about the Fair Employment Charter, Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region said: “When thousands of hard-working families across our region are struggling to make ends meet, there’s never been a more important time for businesses to step up and commit to investing in their workforce.

“Being properly paid for the work you do in decent, safe conditions should be the absolute minimum any of us expects when we go to work. Developed in partnership with our trade unions, my Fair Employment Charter wants to guarantee it. The Charter is about shining a highlighting and promoting good employers who do the right things – and we know that there are plenty of them in our region.”

We join an elite group of 50 organisations from across the region who have been awarded Aspiring status of the Mayor’s Fair Employment Charter, which encourages businesses to pay staff a Real Living Wage, clamp down on the use of zero hours contracts, provide mental health support, encourage flexible working and engage with trade unions.

Paula Robinson, Interim Chief People and Communications Officer for The Sovini Group said: “At The Sovini Group, we know that our people are our biggest asset and we are committed to ensuring our employees receive fair pay for a fair day’s work.

“We are proud to be one of the first organisations to sign the Fair Employment Charter, which is such an important initiative for the Liverpool City Region, and would encourage other businesses to join us to ensure the region is one of the fairest places to work in the UK.”

Find out more about the Fair Employment Charter on the Liverpool City Region website.