The National Council of Local Councilors (NALC), the Council of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) and One Voice Wales (OVW) launched a ‘Pledge of Courtesy and Respect’ this month. misbehaving.
They also launched a new Dignity at Work policy.
In a pledge, the three organizations said, “We believe it is time to put civility and respect at the top of the agenda and initiate a cultural change in the local council departments. Town) councils can easily sign up and see that the council is committed to pushing for positive change that stands up to bad behavior across the sector and supports civic and respectful behavior. can show.”
By signing the pledge, the relevant council certifies that “the council will treat its members, secretaries, employees, members of the public, representatives of partner organizations, and volunteers with courtesy and respect in their role.” I agree with you.
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- Implementing training programs for trustees and staff
- Signing the Trustees Code of Conduct
- Appropriate governance structures in place, such as staff contracts and workplace dignity policies
- Seek professional help early on when politeness and respect issues arise.
- We promise to point out any incidents of bullying or harassment
- We will continue to learn from best practices in the sector and aim to be a role model/champion, for example through local government award schemes.
- Supports continued lobbying for changes in legislation to support pledges of courtesy and respect, including sanctions of elected members where appropriate. ”
NALC, SLCC and OVW said:
NALC, SLCC, OVW and county associations responded by establishing a Civility and Respect Working Group to oversee the Civility and Respect Project, he added. ”
Click here to receive the pledge.
The new Dignity at Work policy replaces our previous bullying and harassment policy. The NALC, SLCC and OW said, “Include bullying, harassment and behavior beyond zero tolerance to address concerns before they escalate.”
The Dignity at Work Policy is the first in a series of new or revised governance documents. A focus group reviewed documents made up of secretaries, trustees, wardens and county associations.
Check policy details