London Borough employer signs up to GMB's domestic abuse charter

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London Borough of Redbridge has signed up to GMB’s Work to Stop Domestic Abuse employer charter, - following a campaign by GMB London Region’s reps and members employed by the council

The charter calls on employers to support employees experiencing domestic abuse to ensure they will not be disadvantaged at work, will be supported and provided with access to services and information appropriate for people experiencing domestic abuse. In addition, the employer will provide training to its staff to be able to appropriately and confidently support them.

Estimates from the most recent Crime Survey for England and Wales year ending March 2020 show 5.5 per cent of adults aged 16 to 74 years, a massive 2.3 million people, experienced domestic abuse in the 12 months prior. 

Madeline Daley, GMB Redbridge Branch Secretary said:

"I am very pleased for GMB members and all staff working for Redbridge that the Council has adopted the Domestic Abuse Charter so soon after signing the Reasonable Adjustments Disability Passport, Domestic abuse must be acknowledged at work and employers need to support workers and enable them to have all the tools and support needed to help change their situation." 

Hilda Tavolara, GMB London Regional Equality Officer, said: 

“GMB is pleased that London Borough of Redbridge recognises domestic abuse as a workplace issue and has given its firm commitment to tackling violence and domestic abuse in all forms by proactively supporting staff experiencing domestic abuse, making the workplace a safe environment, and ensuring support is available whenever it is needed.  Ending violence against all is a key strategic priority within Redbridge.”

“Today, we commend London Borough of Redbridge for signing the GMB Domestic Abuse Policy and Charter, a really good example for other local authorities.  This means that as an organisation, Redbridge is committed to all of the Charter pledges.”

GMB London calls for more local authorities to follow in the footsteps of the London Brough of Redbridge. By adopting the Domestic Abuse Charter employers can play a huge part in securing a better future for workers and their families experiencing domestic abuse.


Contact: Hilda Tavolara, GMB London Regional Equality Officer 079 7678 4737

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