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…

TUC Midlands (@TUCMidlands)

Many thanks for raising #dyingtowork campaign, its much appreciated. This is such an important issue. As we say, this is about right and wrong not left and right. Let's spread the voluntary charter to more employers and get that legal loophole closed.

Stephen Brown (@StephenWFLabour)

Great! A change in the law is long overdue to protect terminally ill workers from dismissal. This campaign started in the Midlands with GMB & TUC. Many different employers have signed up but arts organisations in receipt of public money have not. @TUCMidlands #dyingtowork