Charnwood Borough Council

Charnwood Borough Council

Thank you to Charnwood Borough Council who signed the charter on 7th April 2022 providing protection for their 477 employees.

Chief Executive at Charnwood Borough Council, Rob Mitchell, said:
“I’m pleased the Council has added its name to a Charter that supports any employee diagnosed with a terminal illness. Our aim is to support employees who are diagnosed with a terminal illness and to treat them with dignity and respect. We are proud to outline our commitment to the campaign by committing to and signing the Dying to Work Charter alongside our Trade Union colleagues.”

Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Services

COPFS

Thank you to Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Services who signed the charter on 24th March 2022 providing protection for their 2,362 employees.

Crown Agent, David Harvie, said:
“I am proud that COPFS has signed this charter demonstrating our commitment to providing security, understanding and support to colleagues with a life-limiting illness. This initiative builds on our existing support for staff and shows what we can achieve for colleagues when we work in partnership with our trade unions.”

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Thank you to Scottish Fire and Rescue Service who signed the charter on 21st February 2022 providing protection for their 7,728 employees.

SFRS Chief Officer, Martin Blunden, said:
“We support the TUC’s Dying to Work Campaign and in signing the Dying to Work Charter, we show our continued commitment to the welfare of the staff of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. “The health and wellbeing of our staff is a priority and when employees are faced with a serious or terminal illness, it is important that they are able to choose the path that is right for them and their families, without having the additional worry of financial uncertainty. We hope that the signing of this charter will provide reassurance to our employees that they have the support of their employer at a time when they need it the most.”

Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council

Thank you to Manchester City Council who signed the charter on 15th February 2022 providing protection for their 7,250 employees.

Deputy Leader, Cllr Luthfur Rahman, said:
“We are proud to be a signatory to the TUC Dying to Work Charter. We want to ensure that every one of our employees feels supported throughout every stage of their life. The Council will treat employees diagnosed with a terminal illness with the utmost dignity and respect and recognise and support them with any physical and psychological challenges arising from their diagnosis. "In line with the Charter the Council is committed to providing employees with the security of work, peace of mind and right to choose the best course of action for themselves and their families which helps them through this challenging period with dignity.”

South Ribble Borough Council

South Ribble Borough Council

Thank you to South Ribble Borough Council who signed the charter on 30th November 2021 providing protection for their 350 employees.

Leader of South Ribble Borough Council, Councillor Paul Foster, said:
“Terminal illness is something we never wish to think about but something that could be a reality for any of us. Dignity and respect are something that should be awarded to anyone who is facing the end of their life and it is abhorrent that so many individuals are faced with anxiety, stress and worry when faced with a terminal illness while at work. “I’m so proud that South Ribble Borough Council has signed the Dying to Work Charter as it demonstrates our support and care for our employees in the hardest of times. Work should be a place where people can feel safe, respected and supported and I hope that more organisations across the region follow suit and sign the Charter.”

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.”