Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

Thank you to Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service who signed the charter on 29th January 2018 providing protection for their 479 employees.

Chief Fire Officer, Darren Dovey, said:
“Treating staff with dignity and respect is at the centre of how we operate as an organisation and is embedded within our core values. That’s why we are committed to ensuring that staff with terminal illnesses are supported in the workplace on an individual basis, in order that they can continue to work and contribute to both the service and their families.”

University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust

Thank you to University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust who signed the charter on 21st December 2017 providing protection for their 10,624 employees.

HR Director, Ro Vaughan, said:
“Working in close partnership with our staff-side colleagues, we’re pleased to be part of the Trade Union Congress campaign and to ensure all of our staff get the support they need should they be terminally ill. These are the staff who need the greatest support. We believe that every member of staff battling a terminal condition deserves the choice of how to spend their final months.”

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you to Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust who signed the charter on 20th December 2017 providing protection for all of their employees.

SPC Chair, Sarah Harrington-Pollock, said:
“We heard about the Charter and felt that it fitted very well with the Trust’s values. It puts into words some of the things that the Trust does anyway and, in signing the charter and displaying it on the corridors of the hospital, it allows us to make that commitment in a very visual and public way. We’re highly committed to protecting the health and well-being of our staff and the committee, along with the SPC, has a very strong and practical presence within the Trust. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to get the backing of hospital leaders and this should be a message to any of our colleagues who receive the worst news that you will be supported and that your continued employment is not something that you need to worry about.”

Universtiy of Essex

Thank you to Universtiy of Essex who signed the charter on 19th December 2017 providing protection for their 3,000 employees.

Director of Human Resources, Susie Morgan, said:
“We are delighted at the UOE to be able to sign this important charter, which enables us to join other organisations in supporting employees and families when facing a diagnosis of terminal illness. This will enable us to promote and build on the policies we have in place to ensure a flexible, supportive  approach is taken at the end of an individual’s life.”

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Thank you to Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service who signed the charter on 19th December 2017 providing protection for their 1,350 employees.

Chief Fire Officer, Ben Ansell, said:
“I’m very proud to have today signed the Dying to Work Charter on behalf of the Service. Already working within the spirit of the TUC charter, we continue to demonstrate to our staff that we remain committed to their continued health and wellbeing. The charter represents a cornerstone in our progressive organisational culture, ensuring staff and their families will have peace of mind should they encounter a terminal diagnosis.”

UCU

Thank you to UCU who signed the charter on 6th December 2017 providing protection for their 201 employees.

UCU Unite Health and Safety Officer, Sharon Russell, said:
“By singing this charter, UCU is providing the reassurance and peace of mind to those of its employees diagnosed with a terminal illness helping them through what is undoubtedly a challenging and emotional period.”

Brandon and Byshottles Parish Council

Thank you to Brandon and Byshottles Parish Council who signed the charter on 1st December 2017 providing protection for their 4 employees.

Chairman, Cllr David Bell, said:
“Our Parish Council will pledge to do all that it can, in a reasonable and safe way to ensure that our employees are supported for as long as possible in order to reduce any additional stress at such a critical time in their lives. We hope that we never have to refer to this charter, but it gives us great pride in signing the charter and being the first Parish Council to do so. Let’s hope this encourages more employers to sign up to such a great piece of work the TUC are campaigning for and for the GMB Union for bringing this to our attention.”