Serco Group PLC

Serco

Thank you to Serco Group PLC who signed the charter on 20th March 2017 providing protection for their 23,196 employees.

HR Director, David Cadger, said:
“I am very pleased to be signing the TUC Dying to Work Charter on behalf of Serco. The charter is a public declaration of our continued commitment to supporting terminally ill employees, and is strongly aligned to our ‘Care’ value – meaning that we take care of each other, and aim to make a positive difference to people’s lives. We recognise that offering the right support, security and dignity through work can make a huge difference to the individual and their family, providing valuable peace of mind. We would encourage other employers to show their commitment to this important issue by signing up to the charter.”

Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire County Council

Thank you to Leicestershire County Council who signed the charter on 7th March 2017 providing protection for their 5,700 employees.

Leader of Leicestershire County Council, Cllr Nicholas Rushton, said:
“We are committed to supporting our staff during the most difficult of times. Signing this charter is an important way of showing this commitment.”

Hospice UK

Thank you to Hospice UK who signed the charter on 23rd February 2017 providing protection for their 57 employees.

Chief Operating Officer, Craig Duncan, said:
“As the national charity for hospice care, we are acutely aware of the challenges faced by terminally ill people in their daily lives, including in the workplace. No-one with a life-limiting condition should have to endure unnecessary emotional stress and uncertainty because of fears they could lose their job. We are delighted to sign up to this laudable campaign to help ensure that terminally ill people have greater employment protection and can be confident that employers will be more compassionate towards their needs.”

The Co-operative Group

The Co-operative Group

Thank you to The Co-operative Group who signed the charter on 20th February 2017 providing protection for their 70,000 employees.

Head of Employee Relations, Andy Clarke, said:
“Signing the Charter is an important way of underlining our commitment to supporting colleagues during the most difficult of times.”

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who signed the charter on 16th February 2017 providing protection for their 7,500 employees.

Chief Executive, Karen Partington, said:
“Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to sign up to the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter and to show our continuing commitment to supporting employees who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. We recognise the difficult challenges this diagnosis brings and signing this Charter will ensure that our employees are supported, with care and compassion, in the decisions they make regarding work.”

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you to Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust who signed the charter on 10th February 2017 providing protection for their 4,500 employees.

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive, Tracy Allen, said:
“This charter is very important to us as a caring organisation. Patient care is at the heart of our purpose and our staff were recently rated excellent by the Care Quality Commission for their caring. As an organisation we must look after the people who do that exceptional caring for others.”

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Thank you to Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council who signed the charter on 30th January 2017 providing protection for their 2,072 employees.

Executive Leader of Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, Cllr Kieran Quinn, said:
“I am delighted that Tameside is the first Greater Manchester Authority to sign up to this voluntary charter. When we debated this matter at the Council meeting we heard many moving personal stories that illustrated why it was so important that we join the TUC’s campaign. Tameside has always endeavored to be a considerate, compassionate employer and it was only logical that we add our name to the growing list of the dying to work campaign’s supporters.”

The Sheffield College

The Sheffield College

Thank you to The Sheffield College who signed the charter on 26th January 2017 providing protection for their 1,200 employees.

Executive Director of Human Resources, Darren Tidmarsh, said:
“The Sheffield College is proud to sign the voluntary charter, which reflects both our commitment to respecting and supporting colleagues at a very difficult time in their lives and our values of integrity and inclusiveness.”

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!