Merseyrail recognised as one of the best employers in the region
1 month ago
Merseyrail has been recognised as one of the best employers in the region, following its inclusion in the Liverpool City Region’s Fair Employment Charter.
Merseyrail has met the standards of the initiative launched by Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotherham, which aims to reward, highlight, and acknowledge the best companies in the Merseyside region.
The Fair Employment Charter for Liverpool City Region celebrates fair employment practices and inspires other companies to drive-up their standards.
The charter has been guided by a Reference Group made up of representatives from Trades Unions, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Acas, and employers from across the public, private, community and voluntary sectors.
Now Merseyrail has been recognised as one of the leading employers in the city region by attaining the Aspiring level within the Fair Employment Charter with plans to become fully accredited during the next 12 months.
The designation highlights to staff, customers, partners, and the public that Merseyrail is committed to the principle of fair employment and wants to play its part in building a healthy, fair, inclusive, and just Liverpool City Region.
Merseyrail’s acting HR Director, James Smith, said:
“Merseyrail is proud and delighted to have been awarded the Aspire status as part of the Liverpool City Region’s Fair Employment Charter.
“Our commitment to staff and ensuring that we have a workforce that is healthy, happy and motivated to help Merseyrail passengers, is key to giving us the resources to provide a first-class train service.
“We remain committed to meeting the high standards as set out by the Fair Employment Charter and look forward to playing our role in this vital scheme.”
Last month, Merseyrail started rolling out its new fleet of trains.
The fleet is the first publicly-owned rail fleet in the UK and part of a recent £500m investment in the Liverpool City Region rail network.
The new trains feature a range of special features – including phone charging points – and are the most accessible in the county, with pioneering sliding step technology to allow level boarding for all passengers across the Merseyrail network, including wheelchair users and those with bikes and buggies.