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

Follow the steps 

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…

Stuart Richards (@GMBStuart)

Its brilliant that @WalsallCouncil have joined the growing list who’ve signed the Charter! If you’re a West Mids employer and are interested in learning about the support #DyingToWork can offer workers with a terminal illness, please get in touch

GMB West Midlands (@GMBWestMidlands)

At a signing ceremony with Dr Helen Paterson (CEO), Rob Johnston (TUC) and our own @GMBStuart, Walsall Council have signed up to the #DyingToWork Charter To find out about the campaign and how the Charter supports employees with a terminal illness, visit

Gareth Hathway (@hath79)

So many organisation in Wales now wanting to sign the charter. Will yours be next? #dyingtowork