Essex County Fire & Rescue Service

Thank you to Essex County Fire & Rescue Service who signed the charter on 10th September 2018 providing protection for their 1,200 employees.

Chief Fire Officer, Jo Turton, said:
“So many of our staff show unrelenting commitment to our Service, regardless of their own circumstances. The Dying to Work Charter is about our Service showing that commitment back to them. It is about us being there if ever the incredibly difficult event of being diagnosed with a terminal illness or disease becomes a reality. Today, alongside the Trade Union Congress, we signed this charter to make sure that peace of mind of their job security is never at risk.”

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you to University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust who signed the charter on 22nd August 2018 providing protection for their 6,000 employees.

Chief Executive, Aaron Cummins, said:
“Our policies and approach already reflected the majority of the elements in the charter and required a minor amendment to meet the charter standards and we were delighted to do this to ensure that we are as supportive as possible for our staff and continue to make UHMBT a great place to work.”

Lloyds Banking Group

Thank you to Lloyds Banking Group who signed the charter on 20th August 2018 providing protection for their 70,000 employees.

People Director, Rebecca Priestley, said:
“At Lloyds Banking Group we have been working hard to provide specialist advice and support for colleagues living with a terminal illness. Reflecting this important support, we have agreed to become a signatory of the Charter, which underscores our commitment to be there for colleagues through challenging times, when they need us most.”

Banner Jones Solicitors

Thank you to Banner Jones Solicitors who signed the charter on 27th July 2018 providing protection for their 130 employees.

HR Manager, Lisa Gill, said:
“We have always endeavoured to support our employees in the best way possible and so, by signing up to the Dying to Work Charter, we are demonstrating our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our team. The Charter sets out an agreed way in which our employees will be supported, protected and guided throughout their employment following diagnosis of a terminal illness and I would encourage every firm to make this pledge.”

East Midlands Ambulance Service

Thank you to East Midlands Ambulance Service who signed the charter on 16th July 2018 providing protection for their 3,344 employees.

Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, Kerry Gulliver, said:
“When someone receives the traumatic news that they are facing a terminal illness they shouldn’t have to worry about keeping their job. “We are signing this pledge as further commitment to supporting all of those in the EMAS team.”

Blythe House Hospice

Thank you to Blythe House Hospice who signed the charter on 14th July 2018 providing protection for their 77 employees.

CEO, Janet Dunphy, said:
“Janet Dunphy CEO said “At Blythe House Hospice, community support is our bedrock; supporting our ‘in house’ community is integral to that philosophy. Our workforce is our most important resource and we must remember to look after each other.”

North Lanarkshire Council

Thank you to North Lanarkshire Council who signed the charter on 28th June 2018 providing protection for their 14,500 employees.

Council Leader, Cllr Jim Logue, said:
“We have always tried to support our workers in the best way we can and by signing the STUC’s ‘Dying to Work’ campaign we have made a clear commitment to all our staff that they will be treated with dignity and respect should they receive a terminal diagnosis. It’s shocking that there is currently no protection from dismissal for people with terminal illnesses and I would call on the Scottish and UK governments to legislate to address this issue.”

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you to Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust who signed the charter on 15th June 2018 providing protection for their 2,300 employees.

Chief Executive, Ifti Majid, said:
“We are pleased to confirm the Trust’s support for the Dying to Work charter. As an NHS employer, the Trust is committed to supporting any colleague who becomes terminally ill. Through signing the charter we hope to raise greater awareness of this initiative across our workforce, partner agencies and local communities. We also seek to ensure we are doing all we can to support any colleague who receives a terminal diagnosis while working for the Trust. We were especially pleased to welcome Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham to be present at the signing.”

Derbyshire County Council

Thank you to Derbyshire County Council who signed the charter on 17th May 2018 providing protection for their 13,293 employees.

Council Leader, Cllr Barry Lewis, said:
“I am confident that Derbyshire County Council already treats employees who are diagnosed with a terminal illness with dignity, compassion and respect. We work closely with them and support the decisions they make about their future at work. At an already stressful and emotional time that last thing people need is to be worrying about their job, and we are very happy to add our voice to the Dying to Work campaign and publicly make this commitment to our employees.”

Rutland County Council

Thank you to Rutland County Council who signed the charter on 17th April 2018 providing protection for their 455 employees.

Council leader, Cllr Oliver Hemsley, said:
“Anyone who is diagnosed as being terminally ill deserves to have help and support from their employer and we are delighted to sign this charter.”