Merseytravel signs up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant

17.07.2015

Merseytravel has signalled its commitment and support for the men and women serving their country by signing up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

The Covenant is a public pledge that businesses and other organisations can make to demonstrate their support for the Armed Forces community. This includes present servicemen and women, as well as those who have since left active service.

Some of the ways Merseytravel will demonstrate its commitment include promoting the fact that we are an armed forces-friendly organisation, supporting our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces and actively participate in Armed Forces Day, which saw the Mersey Ferries fly the Armed Forces Flag to mark this year’s event.

Merseytravel is also looking into ways to support former Armed Services personnel into training schemes to help them get into employment in the transport industry in roles which suit their skillset.

Cllr Liam Robinson, Chair of Merseytravel, said: “Signing the Covenant is one way we can show our support to the men and women of our city region who currently serve their country and those who have in the past.

“We recognise that these brave individuals put their life on the line, facing possible serious injury or death to protect our country. As an organisation, we will support them in whatever way we can by following the principles of the covenant.”

Lieutenant Colonel David Ashman RLC – Commanding Officer 156 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, said: “156 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps has been part of Liverpool’s rich history since 1919 and so we very much feel the close ties the Armed Forces have with the city, the local community and its people.  Today we are celebrating one of Liverpool’s largest employers signing the Corporate Covenant which further strengthens the alliance between Liverpool’s business community and the city’s Armed Forces community.”

Bob Blanchard, Chairman of the Liverpool Veterans HQ, said: “It is important that local employers get behind and support our veterans and those returning to Civvy Street. The support and backing from Merseytravel has been excellent and today with the signing of the Corporate Covenant, they have now cemented that partnership and have shown their commitment to supporting our Veterans and Reservists.”



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