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…

Hanson UK (@Hanson_UK)

Our CEO Simon Willis showing our support for #DyingToWork campaign by signing a charter with @TUCSouthWest and @unitesouthwest which sets out how terminally ill employees should be supported

TUC South West (@TUCSouthWest)

Pleased to join @Hanson_UK and @unitesouthwest @StevePreddyRS today in signing the #DyingToWork Charter. 3500 staff now protected in case the worst should ever happen

StevePreddyRS (@StevePreddyRS)

@StevePreddyRS delighted to sign TUC #dyingtowork agreement on behalf of @unitetheunion today with Hanson UK. Seeking to address the immediacy of financial worries for those tragically diagnosed with terminal illness. Time to make #Terminalillness a protected characteristic