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.”

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service

West Midland Fire and Rescue Service

Thank you to West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service who signed the charter on 25th April 2017 providing protection for their 2,011 employees.

Phil Loach, Chief Fire Officer, said:
“Each case is clearly very individual, so we provide flexible and compassionate support. We work closely with any staff member affected to support their decisions and ensure the best outcome for them, their loved ones and the organisation.”

Cllr John Edwards, Chair of West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority, said:
West Midlands Fire Authority is determined to be the best employer we can, even in difficult financial times. We are happy and proud to sign up and give our commitment to the campaign.”

City of Wolverhampton Council

City of Wolverhampton Council

Thank you to City of Wolverhampton Council who signed the charter on 24th April 2017 providing protection for their 4,222 employees.

Cabinet Member for Public Health and Well Being, Cllr Paul Sweet, said:
“This is a positive step taken by the council to look after employees who become terminally ill at work. Our employees shouldn’t have to worry about their job security at such a time and should know they have our full support. We are proud to have signed up to this charter and hope by doing so, we inspire other employers in the city to follow in our footsteps.”

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service

Thank you to Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service who signed the charter on 18th April 2017 providing protection for their 950 employees.

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service, Becci Bryant, said:
“We are really pleased to sign-up to this Charter which strengthens our strong focus on employee welfare and wellbeing. Our employees are the heart of the Service and they can be assured that should they be unfortunate enough to experience a terminal illness we will do everything we can to support them and empower them to spend their remaining time as they wish.”

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Thank you to Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council who signed the charter on 22nd March 2017 providing protection for their 5,188 employees.

Leader of Dudley Council, Cllr Pete Lowe, said:
“Council workers are the driving force of this authority and as a community council we are committed to supporting them in good times and bad. We have signed up to the ‘Dying to Work’ charter as a pledge to our employees and we hope that other organisations and businesses will come forward to do the same.”

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust who signed the charter on 21st March 2017 providing protection for their 5,500 employees.

Director of Workforce and Organisational Development , Jose Fernandez, said:
“Pennine Care already supports staff who are terminally ill with care and compassion, but it is not explicitly outlined in a policy. By signing up to the charter, our staff can be sure that the Trust would provide them with proper protection and support if they were diagnosed with a terminal illness. It allows them to have peace of mind knowing their job is protected and the future financial security of their family is guaranteed.”