Bassetlaw District Council

BDCNN

Thank you to Bassetlaw District Council who signed the charter on 23rd November 2021 providing protection for their 550 employees.

Leader of Bassetlaw District Council, Cllr Simon Greaves, said:
“A terminal diagnosis is devastating and is a time of huge emotional stress, fear and uncertainty. By signing the Dying to Work Charter we are ensuring that our people will be supported and that we can provide security of work and peace of mind during the most difficult of times.”

West of England Combined Authority

WEST OF ENGLAND COMBINED AUTHORITY

Thank you to West of England Combined Authority who signed the charter on 22nd November 2021 providing protection for all of their employees.

Metro Mayor, Dan Norris, said:
“This is about doing the right thing and workers and their families peace of mind. “I want them to know that should anyone receive the very difficult news of a terminal illness diagnosis that their employer stands with them. “Fundamentally, this is about giving those with a terminal illness the right to choose to stay in work, and to give them the dignity they deserve. “I would urge other businesses across the West of England to sign the Charter too.”

Sefton Council

Sefton Council

Thank you to Sefton Council who signed the charter on 18th November 2021 providing protection for their 3,300 employees.

Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member – Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services, Cllr. Paulette Lappin, said:
“It’s really important that employees who are diagnosed with a terminal illness know they will be supported by the Council and not face any additional stress or worries. We already work really closely with GMB, Unison, Unite & the TUC, and by signing the Dying to Work Charter we are demonstrating our commitment to our hard-working, dedicated employees." Chief Personnel Officer at Sefton Council, Mark Dale said: "The council’s most valued asset is its staff and we are committed to supporting our colleagues and their families in whatever way we can. Worrying about your job should be the least of your concerns and so we are proud to sign the Dying to Work charter, giving those who are faced with a terminal illness the dignity and respect they deserve. “We hope that other employers will follow our lead in supporting the TUC’s campaign.”

Leicester Diocesan Board of Education

DOLBOE

Thank you to Leicester Diocesan Board of Education who signed the charter on 16th November 2021 providing protection for their 3 employees.

Diocesan Director of Education, Carolyn Lewis, said:
“The Leicester Diocesan Board of Education is wholeheartedly committed to showing support of its staff team by signing the Dying to Work Charter. "The LDBE is a small charity which exists to serve church school education across the Diocese of Leicester, in 97 schools educating 23,000 children and young people. It is hoped that in signing the charter, LDBE inspires all schools and academy trusts to do the same. "If we aspire for children and young people to flourish, then we believe that staff should feel valued and supported at one of the most vulnerable times in their life.”

Cheltenham Borough Council

Cheltenham Borough Council

Thank you to Cheltenham Borough Council who signed the charter on 3rd November 2021 providing protection for their 240 employees.

Leader at Cheltenham Borough Council, Cllr Rowena Hay, said:
“Our people are at the heart of our organisation. It’s vital that employees have all the support they need during difficult times and that’s why we have signed up to the charter. We want to give peace of mind to staff and their families should the unthinkable happen.”

RNN Group

RNN-Group

Thank you to RNN Group who signed the charter on 2nd November 2021 providing protection for their 750 employees.

Executive Director of HR, Jane Hartog, said:
“The Dying to Work Charter is an incredibly important commitment that we are, as an organisation, very proud to have signed up to. At the RNN group we recognise that the terminal illness of an employee requires the full support and understanding of us as an employer. “Our commitment to signing up to the Dying to Work Charter builds on existing policies within the group, which are in place to help employees in these devastating situations. “We are proud to be part of this incredibly important Charter and look forward to developing the values we share.”

Skills Development Scotland

SDS

Thank you to Skills Development Scotland who signed the charter on 22nd October 2021 providing protection for their 1,714 employees.

Director of HR, Carolyn Anderson, said:
“We believe the Dying to Work Charter embodies our approach to supporting colleagues during these difficult times and we look to provide support on an individual basis which is tailored for each person with the employee at the centre making informed decisions in relation to their needs. "Dying to Work enables our colleagues and trade union partners to be fully aware of our approach and allows us to work together to give colleagues reassurance that they or another colleague will be looked after sensitively.”

Torfaen County Borough Council

TCB

Thank you to Torfaen County Borough Council who signed the charter on 8th September 2021 providing protection for their 4,000 employees.

Head of HR, Jason Lewis, said:
“We consider ourselves to be a caring employer and the welfare of our staff is important to us. We will always act in the best interests of any employee who is diagnosed with a terminal illness and will do everything that we can to support both the employee and their family. Signing the Dying To Work Charter will reinforce our commitment to caring for staff who have been affected by this”

Forest of Dean District Council

Forest of Dean District Council

Thank you to Forest of Dean District Council who signed the charter on 7th September 2021 providing protection for all of their employees.

Leader of Forest of Dean District Council, Cllr Tim Gwilliam, said:
“Being diagnosed with a terminal illness; it’s the news that no one ever wants to hear, for themselves or for a loved one. "Here at the Forest of Dean District Council we are committed to helping our staff and their families. We are happy to sign this charter, ensuring that through what is already a difficult and distressing time that they will not have to worry about their financial stability and will be able to find the right support when needed.”

Ceredigion County Council

Thank you to Ceredigion County Council who signed the charter on 1st July 2021 providing protection for their 3,528 employees.

Prif Weithredwr, Eifion Evans, said:
“Bydd derbyn diagnosis o salwch terfynol yn newyddion torcalonnus i’r unigolyn a’i deulu. Fel Cyngor, rydym yn cydnabod pa mor bwysig yw hi bod ein gweithwyr yn gwybod y byddwn yn rhoi sicrwydd o waith iddynt, yn tawelu eu meddwl, ac yn rhoi’r hawl iddynt ddewis y camau gorau iddyn nhw a’u teuluoedd. Rydym wedi ymrwymo i’w helpu i ddelio â’r cyfnod heriol hwn gydag urddas a’u cefnogi i gyflawni'r canlyniadau gorau ar gyfer eu hamgylchiadau ariannol unigol.” Chief Executive, Eifion Evans, said: “Receiving a terminal diagnosis will be devastating news to the individual and their families. As a Council we recognise the importance that our employees know we will provide them with the security of work, peace of mind and the right to choose the best course of action for themselves and their families. We are committed to helping them deal with this challenging period with dignity and that they are supported to achieve the best outcomes for their individual financial circumstances.”