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.”

Spennymoor Town Council

Thank you to Spennymoor Town Council who signed the charter on 1st November 2017 providing protection for their 23 employees.

Deputy Mayor, Cllr Clive Maddison, said:
“said I am so pleased and honour to sign this charter on behalf of Spennymoor Town Council. This was a ‘no brainer’, with 100% support in the Chamber. As a good employer Spennymoor Town Council wants to look after its staff and it wants them to know it will look after them. What better way than signing up to, and delivering on, this extremely worthwhile campaign.”

Llywodraeth Cymru (The Welsh Government)

Thank you to Llywodraeth Cymru (The Welsh Government) who signed the charter on 18th October 2017 providing protection for their 5,255 employees.

First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, said:
“I’m proud to sign up to the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter on behalf of the Welsh Government to show our continuing commitment to supporting employees who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. It’s important people know they have the support of their employer and colleagues at this very difficult time. We recognise the difficult challenges this diagnosis brings and in signing this Charter in partnership with our trade unions, we want to reinforce our commitment to treating our staff with respect and dignity.”

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you to Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust who signed the charter on 16th October 2017 providing protection for their 2,000 employees.

Chair of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Paul Devlin, said:
“It is important for us as an inclusive employer to ensure that we are representing each and every one of our employees - including those with a terminal illness. We want our staff to know that they can rely on the Trust to support them to remain in work if they wish to. This is why we are incredibly proud to be signing the Dying to Work voluntary charter and pledge to continue to help raise awareness of the campaign. We have always been supportive of our employees with terminal illness, so it was an obvious decision for us to commit to the charter, because it’s absolutely the right thing to do.”

Staff Side Lead at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Richard Holmes, said:
“It is our duty to ensure that employees with a terminal illness cannot be dismissed as a result of their condition, and allow them their dignity and freedom to choose how to spend the rest of their lives.Many individuals with a terminal diagnosis will want to continue working; whether this is for financial security, because it’s a distraction from their illness, or just because it’s what they enjoy doing – they should be able to make that decision and be supported by their employer.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Thank you to North Wales Fire and Rescue Service who signed the charter on 4th October 2017 providing protection for their 913 employees.

HR Manager, Llinos Gutierrez-Jones, said:
“North Wales Fire and Rescue Service are committed to the wellbeing of its staff and we are proud to sign this charter, as it is part of our ethos to treat our employees fairly and with respect. We want to look after the people who protect our communities – supporting our colleagues through difficult times is very important to us as a Service. By signing the ‘Dying to work’ charter we are formally committing to helping our colleagues who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness to remain in work. We are hoping that this will also encourage other organisations to commit to this pledge. We are very proud to be one of the first public sector organisation and the first Fire and Rescue Service in Wales to sign the pledge and hope this urges others to consider this positive step.”

Bolton Council

Thank you to Bolton Council who signed the charter on 4th September 2017 providing protection for their 3,810 employees.

Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Cliff Morris, said:
“We have seen cases across the country and there is a lot of personal connection to this from our staff. We have worked closely with all of our Trade Union representatives to enshrine this important protection in the council and I do urge other organisations to look at what they can do too to give staff peace of mind so they know their jobs are protected and guarantee future financial security of their family.”