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'Making Sheffield Fairer' April Champions Update
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A blossom filled and summer feeling April to you all...and a warm welcome (and thanks) to all those who have signed up recently, we're up to 135 Champions...and counting, which is fantastic!

As always if you or anyone you is doing great work in Making Sheffield Fairer or would like to get involved, please send them this link http://eepurl.com/ceF_xH so we can celebrate and share their work across the city online.

April Fairness
'Champion Opportunities'


We have some great opportunities for you to get involved with or promote this month (just click on the links for more info):

Making Sheffield Fairer Event:
Does Sheffield just need a pay rise?

Last year saw the ‘Sheffield Needs A Pay Rise’ campaign rise to prominence, with campaigners calling for a £10 minimum wage.
Join us for a panel discussion about pay and working conditions with representatives from the campaigning and business communities.
TICKETS HERE | Millennium Gallery
Monday, 24th Apr 2017
 | 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Do you or do you know someone who needs 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.
 
Get Sheffield Employers to publish their Pay Ratios
Role: One off or regular support from home
Help promote paycompare.org.uk a free public website that publishes pay ratios and get in touch with companies to do this, so everyone can see who pays fair.
Click here to get in touch with Stuart Hill 

'Fairer' Updates

Please feel free to share and help us champion Fairness

Should Sheffield start offering a Universal basic income?

Our society is plagued by the interlinked problems of unemployment, overwork, over consumption, low well-being and the lack of time to live sustainably and care for each other.
Click here to read... #FairerMoney

TuffCycle Love:
Save Our Sandwiches

In a bid to tackle food waste at the University of Sheffield, a group of bright-minded students came up with an ideas to save surplus food on campus from being thrown away when it was still perfectly edible
Click here to read... #FairerFood

Championing Flexible Working Hours

It still surprises us that there are companies in Sheffield and South Yorkshire who are unwilling to bend when it comes to flexible working hours, essentially alienating a large proportion of the female workforce.
Click here for video...  #FairerWork

Postitive Money

We sat down for a chat with Ben from Positive Money to find out more about the organisation and the issues surrounding the current money system in the UK.
Positive Money is a campaign for a fair, democratic and sustainable money system.
Click here to read... #FairerMoney

Grant Thornton -
An Instinct for Growth

We sat down for a chat with Becky from Grant Thornton to find out more about the company and why they place such importance on career progression.
How they approach things differently to other professional services firms; how their purpose to help shape a Vibrant Economy in the UK will benefit businesses, communities and people; and what Shared Enterprise culture means for the future of Grant Thornton.
Click here 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 'Task' and 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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