Santander

Santander

Thank you to Santander who signed the charter on 22nd October 2016 providing protection for their 25,000 employees.

Employee Relations, Policy & Change Director, Barbara Hobday, said:
“Supporting colleagues through terminal illness is something we take very seriously at Santander and we fully endorse the TUC’s initiative to ensure protection and peace of mind at this most difficult time. We are proud to be the first Bank in the UK to sign up to the TUC’s Charter.”

Sheffield City Council

Sheffield City Council

Thank you to Sheffield City Council who signed the charter on 22nd October 2016 providing protection for their 7,349 employees.

Leader of Sheffield City Council, Cllr Julie Dore, said:
“We want to do the best for our employees and support them where ever we can. By signing the Charter we’re making a public statement that our workers will not have to go through the extra stress and worry about possibly losing their job if they’re suffering from a terminal illness.”

Pellacraft

Pellacraft

Thank you to Pellacraft who signed the charter on 14th September 2016 providing protection for their 25 employees.

Director, Nicola Pella, said:
“One of our core values is putting people first. Pellacraft was founded on our ability to put our clients first and we feel treating our employees is just as important and keeps in line with our aim to promote worker’s rights and social justice thus upholding our core values.”

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust

Thank you to Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust who signed the charter on 13th September 2016 providing protection for their 3,500 employees.

Interim Chief Executive, Iain McInnes, said:
“The Trust recognises that staff members with terminal illnesses need support and understanding, especially when it comes to removing or reducing any stress and worry about their job. We are delighted to support this initiative.”

Legal & General

Legal & General

Thank you to Legal & General who signed the charter on 8th September 2016 providing protection for their 7,000 employees.

HR Director, Alexandra Clayton, said:
“As a leading life insurer, health is a big part of Legal & General’s business and we are committed to lead by example with the help, support and benefits we offer our colleagues particularly at very uncertain times and when they need it the most.”

Nottingham City Homes

Nottingham City Homes

Thank you to Nottingham City Homes who signed the charter on 20th August 2016 providing protection for their 900 employees.

Chair of the Board, Janet Storar MBE, said:
“I welcome the opportunity for Nottingham City Homes to sign up to this charter – we pride ourselves on being a good employer and valuing our staff, and initiatives such as this underline that commitment.”

Nottinghamshire County Council

Nottinghamshire County Council

Thank you to Nottinghamshire County Council who signed the charter on 17th August 2016 providing protection for their 7,500 employees.

Nottinghamshire County Council Leader, Cllr Alan Rhodes, said:
“Nottinghamshire County Council is pleased to be signing the Dying to Work charter. We are committed to treating all our employees fairly and with dignity. This is particularly important for those facing the difficult challenges a diagnosis of terminal illness brings. We are working closely with our recognised trades unions locally to build on our existing approach and to translate the principles of the charter into practical management guidance and support for employees. This will ensure that their personal choices regarding work are recognised and respected at this difficult time.”

Central College Nottingham

Central College Nottingham

Thank you to Central College Nottingham who signed the charter on 19th June 2016 providing protection for their 854 employees.

Vice Principal, Debbie Duggan, said:
“Central College has a history of supporting employees who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and their families. We recognise how important is it to provide security of work and peace of mind to our employees and to work with them to agree working arrangements which are both manageable and beneficial. We are pleased to sign up to the Dying to Work Voluntary Charter and we hope more employers do so.”

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Thank you to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council who signed the charter on 15th June 2016 providing protection for their 10,227 employees.

Sandwell Council Leader, Cllr Steve Eling, said:
“We recognise that employees with terminal illnesses require support and understanding, and not the additional stress and worry about possibly losing their job. We will set out to support terminally-ill employees following their diagnosis and to recognise that safe and reasonable work can maintain dignity and offer a valuable distraction. Sandwell Council has a long history of supporting employees diagnosed with terminal illness, but has never previously backed-up this stance by having a formal council rule on this matter.”

AB Produce PLC

AB Produce PLC

Thank you to AB Produce PLC who signed the charter on 18th April 2016 providing protection for their 150 employees.

Produce General Manager, Steve Rochelle, said:
“As soon as I heard of Jacci’s case story I was horrified there were still employers who would act in this manner and that employees had such little protection. For us it’s about doing the right thing and ensuring our friends and colleagues are treated accordingly. We’re pleased to be supporting our union, the GMB, and the TUC.  I encourage other businesses to support this voluntary charter.”