University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust

Thank you to University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust who signed the charter on 21st December 2017 providing protection for their 10,624 employees.

HR Director, Ro Vaughan, said:
“Working in close partnership with our staff-side colleagues, we’re pleased to be part of the Trade Union Congress campaign and to ensure all of our staff get the support they need should they be terminally ill. These are the staff who need the greatest support. We believe that every member of staff battling a terminal condition deserves the choice of how to spend their final months.”

Universtiy of Essex

Thank you to Universtiy of Essex who signed the charter on 19th December 2017 providing protection for their 3,000 employees.

Director of Human Resources, Susie Morgan, said:
“We are delighted at the UOE to be able to sign this important charter, which enables us to join other organisations in supporting employees and families when facing a diagnosis of terminal illness. This will enable us to promote and build on the policies we have in place to ensure a flexible, supportive  approach is taken at the end of an individual’s life.”

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.”