On Thursday 14th September, the Inclusive Growth Network convened a Good Employment Conference in partnership with ACAS, the Centre for Decent Work and Productivity, and Metropolis at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). We would like to thank Dr. Sarah Crozier, Reader in Occupational Psychology at MMU, and Terry Duffy, Strategic Growth Partnership Lead at ACAS, for their contributions to organising this highly successful event.
Bringing together different viewpoints, the event explored good employment agendas across the UK from a range of practical, policy, and academic perspectives. Over 50 delegates joined the day, including experts from across the worlds of local government, academia, think tanks, and unions, fostering an environment that encouraged the sharing of good practice and peer-to-peer learning. Speakers included Ian MacArthur, Director of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter, Daphne Doody-Green, Head of CIPD Northern England, Jay McKenna, TUC Regional Secretary for North West England, and representatives from IGN members Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Belfast City Council and North of Tyne Combined Authority.