Menopause policy to be introduced at City Hall, says Sadiq Khan

There are also plans for the wider Greater London Authority to implement the policy

Ella Glover
Wednesday 28 April 2021 14:21
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<p>Sadiq Khan said he is ‘determined’ to make the GLA an ‘inclusive workplace’</p>

Sadiq Khan said he is ‘determined’ to make the GLA an ‘inclusive workplace’

A “menopause policy” is to be implemented at City Hall, to support all colleagues going through menopause transition, the Mayor of London has announced.

The “world-leading” policy, which is currently being negotiated with union leaders and Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Women’s Network, will include training for line managers, the creation of a specific staff network, signposting for external support and an awareness-raising programme.

The policy will also be rolled out to the rest of the GLA group, including Transport for London (TfL), the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) which manages Olympic Park.

Sadiq Khan said he is “determined” to make the GLA an “inclusive workplace” and to make all London employers, especially men and those in management positions, aware of “their responsibility to understand the menopause transition and how it can affect their colleagues”.

Mr Khan said: “I am determined to make the GLA a truly inclusive workplace in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect, and recognising that some colleagues may need additional support and adjustments as they go through menopause transition is an important part of this mission.

“Women of all ages deserve to feel welcomed and accepted at work and I want to lead by example in encouraging businesses, public sector organisations and our Government - which too often fails them - to do all they can to ensure this.”

Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Mr Khan added: “We will have a world-leading menopause policy – no other city or country in the world will have the policies we will have if I am re-elected.”

Mr Khan is also planning to scrap the “temporary” £15 congestion charge (C-charge) which was announced last June in order to inject some cash into the struggling Transport for London (TfL) network.

He told LBC that, if he is reelected, he will “be negotiating with the government so we don’t have to have it seven days a week or up until 10pm”.

Additional reporting by Press Association

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