'Making Sheffield Fairer' July Champions Update
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July Fairness
'Champion Opportunities'

This month's opportunities and events which are all Championing different aspects of Fairness across the city...please do get involved and let us know what you've done / are doing so we can spread the word:

VAS Volunteering Opportunities
There are many ways to start volunteering, to get the latest bulletin on what's available follow this link.

For help and guidance in finding the right volunteering project for you, VAS also offer Drop-in sessions Mon-Wed 10-16:00hrs if you would like some face-to-face support.

Sheffield City Region:
Skills shortages and hard to fill vacancies

Opportunity for you to input into one of the most in-depth surveys into skills gaps and hard-to-fill vacancies, valuable information will help shape the future skills and employment policy in the Sheffield City Region to help alleviate such issues.

As employers everywhere worry about finding skilled staff, this ground-breaking survey will find out exactly what business needs. It only takes five minutes of your time to tell Sheffield City Region about the gaps.

Click here to fill in the survey. 

Do you want volunteers / additional support?
If you have opportunities that our Fairness Champions could help you with or if you know any organisations that would benefit from some support we can help.
Click here to tell us about the one off / ongoing tasks you have.
Sheffield Basic Income Group

After the initial Festival of Debate meeting (1st June) and a follow-up group meeting (10th July) for those interested in the idea of Basic Income for Sheffield (of which you can get a overview/update on here); The Centre for Welfare Reform, Sheffield Equality Group, Basic Income UK and a growing group of local activists and academics are working to develop a movement for basic income in Sheffield, with particular focus on a Sheffield pilot of basic income.

If you want to get involved in the project then please email the Sheffield Basic Income Working Group on

'Fairer' Updates

Please read and share to help champion Fairness

Intriguing experiment reveals a fundamental conflict in human culture

“Rank-reversal aversion” may be causing more social problems than we realise!
A new cross-cultural study led by economists working in China shows that people will sometimes support inequality to avoid reversing the rank of others in society. Using the 'redistribution game' they found that people sometimes choose more unequal outcomes to preserve existing hierarchies.
Click to read. #FairerSheffield

Avocados with laser-printed labels go on sale at M&S

The initiative will save 10 tonnes of paper and 5 tonnes of glue every year according to M&S, and could soon be introduced to other fruit and vegetables. Other supermarkets are also looking at adopting this to cut down on their waste.
Click to read. #FairerFood

Could Zume’s robot pizzeria be the future of workplace automation?

Zume Pizza, a fresh pizza delivery startup in the San Francisco Bay Area says it has pioneered a robot-assisted technique for pressing pizza dough in a perfect circle in just nine seconds.
Click to read. #FairerWork

The Gig Economy

Now a widespread phrase in common parlance, with recent high-profile employment tribunals involving household names such as Uber and Deliveroo. We spoke to Tom Hunt, Policy Research Officer at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute to find out what it all means for the future of employment rights.
Click to read. #FairerWork

Championing 'Making Sheffield Fairer'

The best way to help make Sheffield Fairer is to facilitate change by example, showing people that through the power of small actions, we really can build a fairer and better city.
To move Sheffield towards being a fairer city, we want ‘Champions’ - people who will commit to doing a specific action or are already doing great work to help and support others.
We are connecting with and searching for projects, initiatives and organisations who are working to Make Sheffield Fairer, so that we can give our Champions one off 'Tasks' or more regular 'Time' based opportunities that they can get involved with.
We also want to hear from all the people already making a difference, sign them up as Champions, showcase what they're doing and start finding ways that we can help them.
Anyone who lives, works, studies or does business in Sheffield can become a Fairness Champion, just click here.

Many thanks for your ongoing support and efforts,

Jonny, the OPUS and Our Fair City Teams
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