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…

Wales TUC Cymru (@walestuc)

Newyddion gwych bod Cyngor Dinas Casnewydd wedi llofnodi ein Siarter Afiechyd Marwol. Great news that @NewportCouncil have signed our #DyingToWork Charter. It's so important that people battling terminal conditions have the choice of how to spend their final months.

Gareth Hathway (@hath79)

Delighted that @NewportCouncil has signed the #dyingtowork charter today. its a great example of partnership working between employer and unions and a big comfort to staff should they receive a terminal diagnosis.

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