UCU

Thank you to UCU who signed the charter on 6th December 2017 providing protection for their 201 employees.

UCU Unite Health and Safety Officer, Sharon Russell, said:
“By singing this charter, UCU is providing the reassurance and peace of mind to those of its employees diagnosed with a terminal illness helping them through what is undoubtedly a challenging and emotional period.”

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

Thank you to Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service who signed the charter on 29th November 2017 providing protection for all of their employees.

The Service's Head of People and Organisational Development, Tracy Crump, said:
“Our people are our Service, and their health and well being is massively important to us, so I'm really pleased that we have been able to sign this charter to set in stone our commitment to ensuring that any employee with a terminal illness has much needed security, stability and peace of mind. This actually comes at quite a poignant time for our Service, as we have recently lost one of our much-loved firefighters to a terminal illness, which really reinforces the importance of this charter.”

Northampton Borough Council

Thank you to Northampton Borough Council who signed the charter on 16th November 2017 providing protection for their 304 employees.

Cllr, Jonathan Nunn, said:
“Not only will this provide staff with job security and reassurance at a difficult time but it will also demonstrate our commitment to them as employers.”

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.”

Telford & Wrekin Council

Thank you to Telford & Wrekin Council who signed the charter on 9th November 2017 providing protection for all of their employees.

Cabinet Member for Customer Services, Tourism & Partnerships Councillor, Rae Evans, said:
“Our employees are our most important asset so the wellbeing of our employees is of upmost importance to us. At Telford and Wrekin Council we want everyone who works here to feel supported and especially when they are suffering from a serious or terminal illness. By signing the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter, we are building on the policies and practices we already have in place to support employees. We recognise that providing employment protection and having death in service benefits protected for loved ones left behind essentially offers employees the peace of mind needed to take away avoidable stress and worry.”

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.