Sheffield City Council

Sheffield City Council

Thank you to Sheffield City Council who signed the charter on 22nd October 2016 providing protection for their 7,349 employees.

Leader of Sheffield City Council, Cllr Julie Dore, said:
“We want to do the best for our employees and support them where ever we can. By signing the Charter we’re making a public statement that our workers will not have to go through the extra stress and worry about possibly losing their job if they’re suffering from a terminal illness.”

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust

Thank you to Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust who signed the charter on 13th September 2016 providing protection for their 3,500 employees.

Interim Chief Executive, Iain McInnes, said:
“The Trust recognises that staff members with terminal illnesses need support and understanding, especially when it comes to removing or reducing any stress and worry about their job. We are delighted to support this initiative.”

Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire County Council

Thank you to Leicestershire County Council who signed the charter providing protection for their 5,700 employees.

Leader of Leicestershire County Council, Cllr Nicholas Rushton, said:
“We are committed to supporting our staff during the most difficult of times. Signing this charter is an important way of showing this commitment.”

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service

West Midland Fire and Rescue Service

Thank you to West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service who signed the charter on 25th April 2017 providing protection for their 2,011 employees.

Phil Loach, Chief Fire Officer, said:
“Each case is clearly very individual, so we provide flexible and compassionate support. We work closely with any staff member affected to support their decisions and ensure the best outcome for them, their loved ones and the organisation.”

Cllr John Edwards, Chair of West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority, said:
West Midlands Fire Authority is determined to be the best employer we can, even in difficult financial times. We are happy and proud to sign up and give our commitment to the campaign.”

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service

Thank you to Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service who signed the charter on 27th July 2017 providing protection for their 450 employees.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Rob Moyney, said:
“I am really pleased to be signing the TUC Dying to Work Charter on behalf of Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service. Ensuring the health and wellbeing of our employees is at the heart of everything we do and by signing the charter, we are further enhancing that commitment to ensure that all of our employees have the security and peace of mind they need following a diagnosis of a terminal illness.”

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Thank you to Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust who signed the charter on 6th January 2017 providing protection for their 4,507 employees.

Chief Executive, Richard Kirby, said:
This is a formal commitment to support colleagues who find themselves in a vulnerable position towards the end of their lives. We can become so focused on patient care that we run the risk of overlooking our own staff, however by signing this charter, we are promising to treat these individuals fairly and respect their needs. There is no question that this is the right thing to do!

University of Kent

University of Kent

Thank you to University of Kent who signed the charter on 14th August 2017 providing protection for their 4,056 employees.

Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, Alison Ross-Green, said:
“The University has a long standing practice of doing its utmost to support employees who are terminally ill and recognises the vital role that work can play in establishing some normality and social support as staff and their families the challenges and difficult decisions raised at end of life. For us, the Charter is an opportunity to formalise and make public our commitment to provide this support. In consultation with the Universities and Colleges Union we have also been able to use the structure of the Charter to think through some of the more detailed aspects of the support we need to provide. Developing the Charter has been a positive process and one that we would commend to other Institutions considering this initiative.”

The Co-operative Group

The Co-operative Group

Thank you to The Co-operative Group who signed the charter on 20th February 2017 providing protection for their 70,000 employees.

Head of Employee Relations, Andy Clarke, said:
“Signing the Charter is an important way of underlining our commitment to supporting colleagues during the most difficult of times.”

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Thank you to Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council who signed the charter on 30th January 2017 providing protection for their 2,072 employees.

Executive Leader of Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, Cllr Kieran Quinn, said:
“I am delighted that Tameside is the first Greater Manchester Authority to sign up to this voluntary charter. When we debated this matter at the Council meeting we heard many moving personal stories that illustrated why it was so important that we join the TUC’s campaign. Tameside has always endeavored to be a considerate, compassionate employer and it was only logical that we add our name to the growing list of the dying to work campaign’s supporters.”

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service

Thank you to Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service who signed the charter on 18th April 2017 providing protection for their 950 employees.

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service, Becci Bryant, said:
“We are really pleased to sign-up to this Charter which strengthens our strong focus on employee welfare and wellbeing. Our employees are the heart of the Service and they can be assured that should they be unfortunate enough to experience a terminal illness we will do everything we can to support them and empower them to spend their remaining time as they wish.”