The SLPO has successfully negotiated for living wage, local jobs as part of a package of community benefits outlined with multi-national real estate developers Lend Lease. In a compact agreement with the developers, the Salesian Order, owners of the site and the new school St. John Bosco College, five apprenticeships will be targeted at Surrey Lane residents, as well as commitments to regular meetings to deal with any anti-social behaviour.
This is an historic deal, the first of its kind in the country, with residents negotiating directly for living wage, local jobs with multi-national developers.
Carol Scott, SLPO Co-Chair, said: “The SLPO has not been established a year yet and already we have been able to cement an agreement with a multi-billion pound development company to the benefit of our estate. This proves that dialogue and negotiation work and that change is possible.”
Michelle Richards, SLPO Co-Chair, said: “Tonight we have secured an historic agreement on access to community space and local jobs. Never before has an estate like ours negotiated deals with multi-billion pound companies for local jobs.”
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