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 30,400 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.”