Thank you to Greater Manchester Combined Authority who signed the charter on 5th October 2018 providing protection for their 28,942 employees.
Chief Executive of the GMCA, Eamonn Boylan, said:
“The Combined Authority works with all 10 Greater Manchester councils alongside local services, businesses, communities and other partners to improve the city-region.
“Our vision is to make Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on and grow old, and that includes providing our employees with the highest standards of workplace and emotional support. If a member of our staff receives the worst possible news it is important that they understand that the GMCA is a signatory of the Dying to Work Voluntary Charter and we will stand alongside them every step of their journey.”
This signing covers the combined authority, plus 10 local authorities of the combined authority area; Bolton Council, Manchester City Council, Oldham Council, Rochdale Borough Council, Salford City Council, Stockport Council, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, Trafford Council, Wigan Council and Bury Council.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, added:
“The Combined Authority is a family – we look out for each other, we support each other and we will be there for each other even if the worst happens.
“The Dying to Work Voluntary Charter is an important document but, more importantly, our backing for it emphasises that our promise of support for our colleagues isn’t just lip service – we will be there if needed.”