Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Thank you to Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust who signed the charter on 6th January 2017 providing protection for their 4,507 employees.

Chief Executive, Richard Kirby, said:
This is a formal commitment to support colleagues who find themselves in a vulnerable position towards the end of their lives. We can become so focused on patient care that we run the risk of overlooking our own staff, however by signing this charter, we are promising to treat these individuals fairly and respect their needs. There is no question that this is the right thing to do!

Liverpool City Council

Liverpool City Council

Thank you to Liverpool City Council who signed the charter on 12th December 2016 providing protection for their 7,000 employees.

Deputy Mayor of Liverpool, Ann O'Byrne, said:
“Liverpool City Council supports this campaign because our Councillors felt strongly that when employees are faced with extremely difficult circumstances, the last thing they should have to face is whether their employer is going to treat them unfairly. As an employer and with our trade unions, we want to make a commitment to treating our staff with respect and dignity in a supportive work environment.”

Merseytravel

Merseytravel

Thank you to Merseytravel who signed the charter on 12th December 2016 providing protection for their 800 employees.

Chair of Merseytravel Committee, Cllr Liam Robinson, said:
“At Merseytravel we believe we treat all our employees with dignity and respect throughout their working lives. If we’re committed to doing so at the beginning of someone’s working life, we consider it even more important to do so at the end of it.”

The National Council for Palliative Care

The National Council for Palliative Care

Thank you to The National Council for Palliative Care who signed the charter on 12th December 2016 providing protection for their 57 employees.

Chief Executive, Claire Henry MBE, said:
“This is such a great initiative on an important topic. It complements our Compassionate Employers programme, and together we can make sure that talking about and understanding death, dying and bereavement is part of the workplace.”

GMB

Thank you to GMB who signed the charter on 12th December 2016 providing protection for their 611 employees.

General Secretary, Tim Roache, said:
“It's hard to imagine a practice more unjust than discrimination against workers who are terminally ill. Everyone should be entitled to dignity and decent treatment at work - and this is especially true when someone is seriously unwell. I am so proud of GMB's members' role in inspiring and supporting the Dying to Work campaign.”

South Lanarkshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council

Thank you to South Lanarkshire Council who signed the charter on 28th November 2016 providing protection for their 14,863 employees.

Chair of the Finance and Corporate Resources Committee, Councillor Gerry Convery, said:
“We want to ensure that any employee diagnosed with a terminal illness knows they will have our full support. Signing the charter is a demonstration of our commitment to helping employees who receive this devastating news. I hope it gives anyone who finds themselves in this situation a degree of comfort, knowing that they can focus on the other challenges facing them without having the unnecessary stress and worry about their job. Hopefully other employers across Scotland will follow our lead and sign up to the charter as there can really be no excuses for not doing so.”

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council

Thank you to Birmingham City Council who signed the charter on 22nd November 2016 providing protection for their 20,000 employees.

Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, Cllr Ian Ward, said:
“No one living with a terminal illness should have to deal with the additional worry of losing their job as a result of their condition, so by signing the Dying to Work charter we are able to offer council employees the extra peace of mind that comes with knowing their job is protected. I call on other employers across the city to do the same.”

Leicester City Council

Leicester City Council

Thank you to Leicester City Council who signed the charter on 8th November 2016 providing protection for their 16,844 employees.

Mayor of Leicester, Peter Soulsby, said:
“It’s very important that employees who find themselves in this position know that they can rely on the support of their employer. If you’ve just received devastating news about your health, the last thing you want to have to worry about is your rights at work.”

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.”