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.”

Ashgate Hospicecare

Thank you to Ashgate Hospicecare who signed the charter on 12th April 2018 providing protection for their 329 employees.

Matt Corbishley, Director of HR and Support Services, said:
“I am delighted that we have signed up to the Dying to Work charter. As a provider of hospice care, we are all too aware of the impact a terminal diagnosis has on people’s lives. I am committed to ensuring that we demonstrate the same support, compassion and dignity to our staff, as we do the patients and families we care for. Signing the charter is a simple but important step for employers to take in preventing additional emotional and financial stress due to worries over job security. I would strongly urge all employers, particularly our corporate supporters, to join us. ”

Severn Trent Water

Thank you to Severn Trent Water who signed the charter on 11th April 2018 providing protection for their 6,523 employees.

Chief Executive, Liv Garfield, said:
“It’s incredibly important to support any colleagues who have received such devastating news – no-one should have to worry about keeping their job if they have a terminal diagnosis and that’s why we were more than happy to sign up to the charter. Whether a colleague wants to reduce their hours or work normally for as long as possible, it’s vital that they can expect the help and support of their employer which is exactly what we intend to offer at Severn Trent.”

City College Plymouth

Thank you to City College Plymouth who signed the charter on 23rd March 2018 providing protection for their 650 employees.

Principal and Chief Executive, Phil Davies, said:
“The College is delighted to be supporting the Dying to Work campaign. The Charter codifies the approach that the College has always taken in relation to employees who unfortunately receive terminal diagnoses; so this is an initiative which fits well with our values.”

Sandwell Leisure Trust

Thank you to Sandwell Leisure Trust who signed the charter on 19th March 2018 providing protection for their 500 employees.

Chief Executive, Ash Rai, said:
“Sandwell Leisure Trust is committed to supporting the welfare of all our 500+employees, in particular those diagnosed with a terminal illness. Signing up to the Dying to Work scheme is part of the Trust’s ongoing commitment to support our employees who are most in need.”