Thank you to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council who signed the charter on 12th December 2018 providing protection for their 3,192 employees.
Leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Bob Cook, said:
“Last year the Council’s People Select Committee conducted an extensive scrutiny review of sickness absence. One aspect that was considered as part of that work was the impact on our employees of serious and terminal illness. Whilst carrying out their work the Committee reviewed the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter and were pleased to confirm that the Council’s HR policies and practice are consistent with the pledges in the Charter.” Chair of People Select Committee, Jean O’Donnell, said: “Being told you have a terminal illness is understandably traumatic and everyone will respond differently. It may be that in such a situation some will be unable or will not want to work, but some employees will want or indeed need to work. Inevitably financial security will be of particular importance as well as receiving help, care and support from us as an employer. The Dying to Work Charter sets out good employment principles and practices to help support employees at such a difficult time.”