GMB London welcomes the commitment shown by Ealing Council in signing GMB’s Domestic Abuse Charter
The incidence of domestic abuse has increased greatly since March 2020 when the lockdown began.
Leader of Ealing Council Julian Bell and Cllr Joanna Camadoo- Rothwell Cabinet member for Community Safety sign the GMB Domestic Abuse Charter
The incidence of domestic abuse has increased greatly since March 2020 when the lockdown began. The United Nations has described the worldwide increase in domestic abuse as a "shadow pandemic" alongside Covid-19. GMB has developed a Work to Stop Domestic Abuse Charter and GMB is asking all Local Authority Employers to sign up to this to raise awareness of help and support available through the workplace for those who may be experiencing domestic abuse and demonstrate their commitment to helping staff who may be affected.
Domestic abuse has a devastating impact on individuals and their families and people experiencing such abuse can often, through no fault of their own, become subject of disciplinary action or job loss.
The Work to Stop Domestic Abuse Charter is a commitment from employers, to their staff, that they will offer support for anyone experiencing domestic abuse and ensure that those experiencing Domestic Abuse will not be disadvantaged within the terms and conditions of their employment. Additionally, it is a pledge to facilitate help and access to advice and support services and a commitment to ensuring training throughout their organisation to enable managers and staff to be able to adequately support and deal with such matters.
GMB London welcomes the commitment shown by Ealing Council in signing GMB’s Domestic Abuse Charter and hopes that other Local Authorities will follow the great example set by Ealing.
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