Royal Mail

Royal Mail

Thank you to Royal Mail who signed the charter on 30th August 2017 providing protection for their 142,000 employees.

Global Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing & Sustainability, Dr Shaun Davis, said:
“Everyone experiences terminal illness in a unique way, and at Royal Mail we want to ensure that any of our people diagnosed with such an illness is supported at work through a tailored and flexible approach. Signing up to the Dying to Work Charter builds on the policies and guides we already have in place to help employees, and their direct families, if they receive such a diagnosis.”

Scottish Qualifications Authority

Scottish Qualifications Authority

Thank you to Scottish Qualifications Authority who signed the charter on 21st August 2017 providing protection for their 916 employees.

Director of Corporate Services, Maidie Cahill, said:
“We have always worked hard to ensure that colleagues that receive a terminal diagnosis are supported as much as possible, and the stress caused by such news is not compounded by issues caused by work. Being a signatory of the STUC’s ‘Dying to Work’ campaign clearly sets out our commitment; we will ensure that our friends and co-workers have the security of work, peace of mind, and the right to choose the best course of action for themselves and their families and help them through this challenging period with dignity.”

Northamptonshire Police

Northamptonshire Police

Thank you to Northamptonshire Police who signed the charter on 15th August 2017 providing protection for their 1,969 employees.

Deputy Chief Constable, Rachel Swann, said:
“The wellbeing of our people is a high priority to me and it is essential that we give each person facing a terminal diagnosis the choice and freedom to decide what is best for them given their own individual circumstances. The Dying to Work Charter shows our commitment to this and I am proud to have signed it today.”

University of Kent

University of Kent

Thank you to University of Kent who signed the charter on 14th August 2017 providing protection for their 4,056 employees.

Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, Alison Ross-Green, said:
“The University has a long standing practice of doing its utmost to support employees who are terminally ill and recognises the vital role that work can play in establishing some normality and social support as staff and their families the challenges and difficult decisions raised at end of life. For us, the Charter is an opportunity to formalise and make public our commitment to provide this support. In consultation with the Universities and Colleges Union we have also been able to use the structure of the Charter to think through some of the more detailed aspects of the support we need to provide. Developing the Charter has been a positive process and one that we would commend to other Institutions considering this initiative.”

City of Lincoln Council

City of Lincoln Council

Thank you to City of Lincoln Council who signed the charter on 8th August 2017 providing protection for their 660 employees.

Leader of City of Lincoln Council, Cllr Ric Metcalfe, said:
“We fully support the Dying to Work Campaign and are very happy to apply the principles of this charter to the policies of the City of Lincoln Council. Those who are going through such an incredibly difficult time in their lives don’t need any additional worries, and the council prides itself on being an organisation that has the interests of its employees at heart.”

Derbyshire Police Service

Derbyshire Police Service

Thank you to Derbyshire Police Service who signed the charter on 27th July 2017 providing protection for their 3,140 employees.

Deputy Chief Constable, Gary Knighton, said:
“We are pleased to be able to sign up to this charter to support terminally ill workers. We want to ensure that our officers and staff don’t have the additional stress of losing their job as a result of illness and the charter allows us to offer that valuable peace of mind. I’m proud that we are the first police force to sign the charter and I hope others will follow suit.”

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service

Thank you to Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service who signed the charter on 27th July 2017 providing protection for their 450 employees.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Rob Moyney, said:
“I am really pleased to be signing the TUC Dying to Work Charter on behalf of Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service. Ensuring the health and wellbeing of our employees is at the heart of everything we do and by signing the charter, we are further enhancing that commitment to ensure that all of our employees have the security and peace of mind they need following a diagnosis of a terminal illness.”

Cardiff Council

Cardiff Council

Thank you to Cardiff Council who signed the charter on 12th July 2017 providing protection for their 13,100 employees.

Leader of Cardiff Council, Cllr Huw Thomas, said:
“Cardiff Council is proud to sign the TUC’s Charter which provides a good practice framework to ensure employees diagnosed with a terminal illness receive peace of mind and support with regard to the right to choose the best course of action for themselves and their families with dignity and respect.”

Nottingham City Council

Nottingham City Council

Thank you to Nottingham City Council who signed the charter on 14th June 2017 providing protection for their 5,500 employees.

Portfolio Holder for Community and Customer Services, Cllr Toby Neal, said:
“This is a positive step taken by the council to look after employees who become terminally ill at work. The Charter will provide people with job security and peace of mind when they need it most and they will know they have our full support. We are proud to have signed up to this charter and by doing so, we want to inspire other employers in the city to follow in our footsteps.”

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Thank you to Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust who signed the charter on 8th June 2017 providing protection for their 17,334 employees.

Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, Dean Royles, said:
“This is another excellent initiative from the TUC and we are pleased to support it. We want to ensure we can be as compassionate and caring to our staff when they are faced with a terminal illness as they are to the patients we treat and care for.”