In Conversation with Cllr. Eamonn O’Brien, the Leader of Bury Council: In April 2021, Tom Skinner and John Hacking from GMPA caught up with the Eamonn and discussed a range of issues related to the fight against poverty. The conversation covered the work Eamonn is doing to fight poverty in Bury though work with anti poverty programmes and in particular the plans to make Bury Council the 4th local authority in Greater Manchester to become a living Wage Employer.
You can find out more about GMPA’s Living Wage Campaign here.
GMPA’s Tom Skinner in conversation with Fran, Beatrice and Lizzie from the Tameside Poverty Truth Commission about their hopes for the Commission,
and the benefits it will bring for those involved and for Tameside as a whole. You can find out more about the Commission here.
In December 2020 GMPA released an important report ‘Strengthening the role of local welfare assistance’ identifying a series of recommendations for local authorities and their partners in Greater Manchester to adopt. To coincide with the report we also released a recorded conversation between the author and our CEO.
In conversation: Simon Watts, the author of a new report ‘Strengthening the role of local welfare assistance’ talks with Graham Whitham, CEO, GMPA.
The full report and further documentation can be found here.
GMPA also released a series of 4 podcasts over the Autumn 2020 on how to rebuild the economy of Greater Manchester following the COVID-19 pandemic. The podcasts are hosted by John Hacking, coordinator of the Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign and can be listened to by simply clicking on one of the speaker icons next to the text.
In conversation with GMPA Director Graham Whitham, talking about ongoing work within the city region’s response to the pandemic, the
opportunities to reduce poverty and its impact, and the difference that we can make locally. Released October 2020
John talks to Lizzie, Rizvi and Gemma from the Manchester Poverty Truth Commission about the experiences facing people living in poverty
during the lockdown and what additional challenges and pressures it has brought to their everyday lives. Released September 2020
In conversation with Ed Heery, Professor of Employment Relations at Cardiff Business School and a leading expert on the Real Living
Wage, who outlines the extent of the Living Wage, the impact it has had on employees and employers and the impact of Covid-19. Released August 2020