The campaign

Pressing for additional employment protection for terminally ill workers who need greater protection from heartless employers who utilise a loophole in the law to dismiss the dying due to their illness. Every person battling terminal conditions deserves the choice of how to spend their final months.

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5 steps

Follow our simple step-by-step guide to get your employer to sign the charter:

  1. Check that your employer has not already signed
  2. Involve your union
  3. Encourage your employer to sign the voluntary charter
  4. Inform the TUC
  5. Sign the Charter

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Jacci's story

Union member Jacci’s job had only been saved when her union threatened to publicly expose the firm. She said “I was actually astounded about what HR asked. It was all about capability, capability, capability - no concern for me as their employee and no apparent care that I was dying”.

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Latest #dyingtowork campaign news…

UNISON Northern (@NorthernUNISON)

Following negotiations with UNISON and UCU, Hartlepool College of Further Education last month added its name to a TUC voluntary charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill whilst in work. 👍 #JoinUNISON #HealthandSafety #dyingtowork https://northern.unison.org.uk/news/article/2020/01/hartlepool-college-commits-tucs-dying-work-charter/

Sam Gurney (@GurneySam)

Great to start Friday with #dyingtowork charter signing by @NEUnion covering their staff. Thanks to @GMB_union and @unitetheunion reps and NEU joint Gen sec’s @cyclingkev and @MaryBoustedNEU for making it happen #TUCLESE

TCemma (@TownCloseEmma)

Very pleased to report @The_TUC #dyingtowork campaign charter was passed by @NorfolkCC this morning with cross-party support Thanks to Cllr Penny Carpenter from @NorfolkTories for seconding & to all Cllrs for voting for this unanimously. @NorfolkLibDemCC @sandrajsquire