Council adopts fair work policy

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Dumfries and Galloway councillors have voted to adopt a Fair Treatment at Work policy.

They passed the motion at a meeting of the Policy and Resources committee on Tuesday, November 5.

The policy reaffirmed the council’s commitment to creating a positive working environment for all staff.

The committee also unilaterally agreed to adopt a Domestic Abuse Policy for the council.

The agreement of the Domestic Abuse Policy cements the council’s commitments as set out in the Domestic Abuse Action Plan and Strategic Framework 2012-15. Councillors praised the work done as part of the framework. The agreement of the Domestic Abuse Policy illustrates the council’s commitment to ensuring it supports employees experiencing domestic abuse.