Andy Burnham speaks to GMPA about how we can #BuildBackBetter in the aftermath of the pandemic

Greater Manchester Poverty Action
Published date: 
Monday, 7th September 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) is working with stakeholders to ensure tackling poverty is at the heart of the city region’s recovery. The way the economy functions and the quality of jobs available to people will play a huge role in whether Greater Manchester ‘Builds Back Better’ or not.

GMPA has played an important role in championing decent work (by successfully influencing the creation and development of the GM Employment Charter) and promoting the Real Living Wage (through the GM Living Wage Campaign) in recent years. Over the coming months we will continue to promote and champion these causes and call for tackling poverty to be put at the centre of the recovery.

As part of this work we are releasing a series of podcasts over the coming month exploring key themes around the city region’s recovery. We are delighted to be releasing the first instalment today with John Hacking, coordinator of the Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign talking to Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, on ‘Decent work, poverty and the Real Living Wage in post lockdown Greater Manchester’.

Click here to listen to the podcast.