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…

Broxtowe Council (@broxtowebc)

Yesterday we were #proud to sign @The_TUC #DyingtoWork charter helping to protect terminally ill employees, you can read all about it here

Lee Barron (@unionbarron)

It was great to join @broxtowebc who became the latest employer to sign up to the @The_TUC #dyingtowork Charter, calling for greater employment protection for workers diagnosed with a terminal illness. More than 1 million workers are now covered by the Charter and it's growing

Acas East Midlands (@AcasEastMids)

Find out more about the #dyingtowork campaign at our May seminar "Progressive and Terminal Illness and the Workplace" Details >> #Nottingham