North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Thank you to North Wales Fire and Rescue Service who signed the charter on 16th November 2017 providing protection for their 913 employees.

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“North Wales Fire and Rescue Service are committed to the wellbeing of its staff and we are proud to sign this charter, as it is part of our ethos to treat our employees fairly and with respect. We want to look after the people who protect our communities – supporting our colleagues through difficult times is very important to us as a Service. By signing the ‘Dying to work’ charter we are formally committing to helping our colleagues who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness to remain in work. We are hoping that this will also encourage other organisations to commit to this pledge. We are very proud to be one of the first public sector organisation and the first Fire and Rescue Service in Wales to sign the pledge and hope this urges others to consider this positive step. ”

Leeds City Council

Thank you to Leeds City Council who signed the charter on 13th November 2017 providing protection for their 14,355 employees.

Leader of Leeds City Council, Cllr Judith Blake, said:
“As a compassionate and caring employer, we are proud to support the Dying to Work campaign. We want to ensure staff diagnosed with a terminal illness know they are supported and are provided with information and options best for them based on their individual circumstances.”

Corby Borough Council

Thank you to Corby Borough Council who signed the charter on 13th November 2017 providing protection for their 554 employees.

Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said:
“As a prominent employer within the Borough we hope that by signing up to the Dying to Work Charter we can not only give reassurance to our employees but also encourage and lead the way for other Corby employers to do the same. Becoming ill is already tough enough to cope with, without having to worry about your job too. We are very pleased to be signing up to the Dying to Work Charter and hope that many more companies in Corby will do the same.”

Rolls Royce

Thank you to Rolls Royce who signed the charter on 8th November 2017 providing protection for their 22,300 employees.

HR Director EMEA Rolls-Royce, Colin Haswell, said:
“Rolls-Royce is proud to be signing up to the Dying to Work campaign. Being a signatory of the charter clearly sets out our commitment to ensure all employees diagnosed with a terminal illness have security and support. By signing the charter we also want to inspire other employers to do the same.”

Age UK Derby & Derbyshire

Thank you to Age UK Derby & Derbyshire who signed the charter on 2nd November 2017 providing protection for their 93 employees.

Chief Executive, Katy Pugh, said:
“The D2W Charter recognises the approach we have taken in the past when a colleague faces the worst news and it helps demonstrate our values as an employer to our dedicated existing staff and people considering joining us. Our role within our community and in the delivery of a Compassionate Communities Project meant we were keen to lead the way locally for the voluntary and community sector and smaller employers in gaining recognition of our commitment to the D2W Charter.”

Llywodraeth Cymru (The Welsh Government)

Thank you to Llywodraeth Cymru (The Welsh Government) who signed the charter on 18th October 2017 providing protection for their 5,255 employees.

First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, said:
“I’m proud to sign up to the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter on behalf of the Welsh Government to show our continuing commitment to supporting employees who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. It’s important people know they have the support of their employer and colleagues at this very difficult time. We recognise the difficult challenges this diagnosis brings and in signing this Charter in partnership with our trade unions, we want to reinforce our commitment to treating our staff with respect and dignity.”

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you to Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust who signed the charter on 16th October 2017 providing protection for their 2,000 employees.

Chair of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Paul Devlin, said:
“It is important for us as an inclusive employer to ensure that we are representing each and every one of our employees - including those with a terminal illness. We want our staff to know that they can rely on the Trust to support them to remain in work if they wish to. This is why we are incredibly proud to be signing the Dying to Work voluntary charter and pledge to continue to help raise awareness of the campaign. We have always been supportive of our employees with terminal illness, so it was an obvious decision for us to commit to the charter, because it’s absolutely the right thing to do.”

Staff Side Lead at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Richard Holmes, said:
“It is our duty to ensure that employees with a terminal illness cannot be dismissed as a result of their condition, and allow them their dignity and freedom to choose how to spend the rest of their lives.Many individuals with a terminal diagnosis will want to continue working; whether this is for financial security, because it’s a distraction from their illness, or just because it’s what they enjoy doing – they should be able to make that decision and be supported by their employer.

Royal Mail

Royal Mail

Thank you to Royal Mail who signed the charter on 30th August 2017 providing protection for their 142,000 employees.

Global Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing & Sustainability, Dr Shaun Davis, said:
“Everyone experiences terminal illness in a unique way, and at Royal Mail we want to ensure that any of our people diagnosed with such an illness is supported at work through a tailored and flexible approach. Signing up to the Dying to Work Charter builds on the policies and guides we already have in place to help employees, and their direct families, if they receive such a diagnosis.”

Scottish Qualifications Authority

Scottish Qualifications Authority

Thank you to Scottish Qualifications Authority who signed the charter on 21st August 2017 providing protection for their 916 employees.

Director of Corporate Services, Maidie Cahill, said:
“We have always worked hard to ensure that colleagues that receive a terminal diagnosis are supported as much as possible, and the stress caused by such news is not compounded by issues caused by work. Being a signatory of the STUC’s ‘Dying to Work’ campaign clearly sets out our commitment; we will ensure that our friends and co-workers have the security of work, peace of mind, and the right to choose the best course of action for themselves and their families and help them through this challenging period with dignity.”

Northamptonshire Police

Northamptonshire Police

Thank you to Northamptonshire Police who signed the charter on 15th August 2017 providing protection for their 1,969 employees.

Deputy Chief Constable, Rachel Swann, said:
“The wellbeing of our people is a high priority to me and it is essential that we give each person facing a terminal diagnosis the choice and freedom to decide what is best for them given their own individual circumstances. The Dying to Work Charter shows our commitment to this and I am proud to have signed it today.”