London 2012 agrees principles with Unions

Sport Business News

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) and Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) have announced the agreement of a set of overarching 'Principles of Cooperation' with the UK's Trades Union Congress (TUC).

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) and Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) have announced the agreement of a set of overarching 'Principles of Cooperation' with the UK's Trades Union Congress (TUC). Although not legally binding, the principles form the basis of a positive partnership between the TUC and the organisations delivering London 2012 on areas such as training, equality, health and safety and fair employment standards. The Principles of Cooperation recognise the importance of joint working to: 1. deliver the Games on time, on budget and to a high standard. 2. ensure a safe working environment, with effective industrial relations and fair terms and conditions of employment. 3. help the regeneration of the area around the Olympic Park through new employment and opportunities by developing closer links between local communities and London 2012. 4. make fair employment standards a key consideration in the procurement process. 5. enable all those contributing to delivering the Games having access to learning and training opportunities at work as well as information about their employment rights and trade union membership. Commenting on the agreement, TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: " London won the Games partly because of its commitment to regenerating the local area and creating a sustainable legacy. We believe this agreement will help deliver those commitments by promoting fair employment, training and good working conditions for the London 2012 workforce. " ODA chairman John Armitt added: " The principles signed further demonstrate a shared commitment to not only delivering a huge and complex project on time and to budget but also to high health and safety standards with fair employment conditions and a real employment legacy for east London. ","43

Additional information