As part of Glad Group’s commitment to creating a Reconciliation Action Plan that focuses on developing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, a group of Glad Managers were recently given the unique opportunity to explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history at Yarra Bay House, La Perouse Aboriginal Community, Bidjigal Country with the Aboriginal Employment Strategy Ltd (AES).
It was a day of interaction with the Muggera Aboriginal performers and a day of learning. Did you know there is over 360 different Aboriginal languages and groups across Australia.
The experience was a celebration of National Reconciliation Week and also signified the start of Glad Group’s journey to developing a corporate Reconciliation Action Plan that will guide the organisation on career and business opportunities for Aboriginal people.
Committed to developing a meaningful Reconciliation Action Plan, Glad Group is partnering with Kristy Masella from AES. The objective is to deliver a plan that encompasses understanding and awareness of Aboriginal culture and generates greater inclusion into Glad Group operations.
“We are thrilled to be working with Kristy and her team, Glad has a long history of working with groups that support Aboriginal employment, we are now taking it one step further and will formalise our thinking into a plan with will guide our future employment strategies” – Lee Bayram, Employment Relations Manager.
Glad Group is very excited to have started this journey with AES. The next step will be a planned workshop allowing Glad employees to contribute to the development of this important movement.