Nottinghamshire County join GMB Domestic Abuse Charter

27 Jan 2022
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Domestic Abuse is a workplace issue.

That's why GMB Midland & East Coast are delighted Nottinghamshire County Council today became the latest signatory to the GMB union Domestic Abuse Charter, guaranteeing workplace support and for workers facing domestic abuse.

The move will see thousands of local government workers covered by the Charter's key priorities. That;

  • Workers will not be disadvantaged at work
  • Workers be supported with access to services and information   
  • Employers train staff to be able to appropriately and confidently support staff 

Tyehimba Nosakhere, GMB Midland & East Coast Equalities Officer, said:

"This is an important move which will see vital protections guaranteed for Council workers across the county. GMB believes that being a good employer means recognising the shared responsibility to support staff through new or difficult periods in their lives.  By taking this step and adding their name to GMBs Domestic Abuse Charter, we hope other employers will take note and act".

Adana Godden, GMB Midland & East Coast Regional Organiser, said:

It was a pleasure to join colleagues from the GMB equalities team representing our union in the signing of this Charter. Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse and the statistics are shocking. As one of the largest employers in Nottinghamshire, by signing this charter NCC are showing their commitment to keeping employees safe. Where you lead, we hope others will follow.

More about the campaign can be found at www.gmb.org.uk/campaign/domestic-abuse-charter

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