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Morrisons commits to supporting the employment of veterans

Bradford, England, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons has today (Thursday 15 October) signed the Corporate Covenant – a voluntary pledge which demonstrates the retailer’s concrete support for the armed forces community.

The Covenant sets out Morrisons commitment to supporting the employment of veterans and giving colleagues in the reserve forces the time they need to fulfil training duties – and where necessary deployment.Speaking ahead of the launch, Morrisons CEO David Potts said: “We owe a tremendous debt to members of the armed forces because of the enormous contribution they make to our country both during and after their service. Signing the Corporate Covenant shows our commitment to the armed forces and the support we offer to veterans, reservists and their families.”

Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans, Mark Lancaster MP, said: “The pledges of support made today by Morrisons are very welcome and should serve as a reminder of the tremendous contribution our Armed Forces make to society. By employing veterans and supporting reserves, Morrisons are helping to ensure that anyone who serves their country receives a fair deal as a result of that service.”

The Corporate Covenant will be signed at Morrisons Tamworth (Upper Gungate) store by David Potts and Brigadier Mark van der Lande, Head of Reserves Forces and Cadets, on behalf of the Ministry of Defence.

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