National Conference 2018 - Valued Worker Scheme

Valued Worker Scheme

During the NASUWT National Conference 2018, the Valued Workers Scheme was unveiled by North West colleague and National Executive member Russ Walters.

The Valued Worker Scheme is an initiative jointly promoted by the NASUWT, GMB, UNISON and Unite to recognise and support good employment relations in schools and colleges.

Many employers already value their employees. The Valued Worker Scheme aims to recognise those employers that are committed to valuing their staff.

The Valued Worker Scheme recognises employers who commit to treating all employees fairly, equitably and with dignity. By adopting the six Valued Worker Scheme principles, employers can demonstrate their commitment to their employees’ wellbeing.

Valued Worker Scheme – Principles

Employers will commit to treat all employees fairly, equitably and consistently by:

  1. enabling all employees to have a safe, secure and enjoyable working environment;
  2. ensuring the wellbeing and dignity at work of all employees;
  3. providing CPD for all employees;
  4. providing good pay and conditions which include a commitment to the living wage;
  5. having formal agreed mechanisms for consultation and negotiation, working in partnership with employees and trade unions;
  6. ensuring policy development and working practices are informed by the use of information and evidence.

Elected representatives will be speaking with school leaders in the near future, to explain and promote the scheme across the Northumberland region.

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