4 May: Fresh Produce Journal: AB Produce pledges support for terminally ill staff

Produce firm has become one of the first to sign new charter to improve employment rights of those with a terminal illness

Prepared produce firm AB Produce has signed a new charter to pledge support for terminally ill employees.

The new charter, known as the Dying to Work Voluntary Charter, aims to change employment rights for workers who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness in the absence of formal legislation.

Representatives from the company and trade unions signed the document in the shadow of London’s Big Ben, including general manager Steve Rochelle, Trade Union Congress (TUC) regional secretary, Lee Barron, trade union GMB’s senior organiser, Martin Allen and local MP and company founder, Andrew Bridgen.

Read more in Fresh Produce Journal

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