RNN Group

RNN-Group

Thank you to RNN Group who signed the charter on 2nd November 2021 providing protection for their 750 employees.

Executive Director of HR, Jane Hartog, said:
“The Dying to Work Charter is an incredibly important commitment that we are, as an organisation, very proud to have signed up to. At the RNN group we recognise that the terminal illness of an employee requires the full support and understanding of us as an employer. “Our commitment to signing up to the Dying to Work Charter builds on existing policies within the group, which are in place to help employees in these devastating situations. “We are proud to be part of this incredibly important Charter and look forward to developing the values we share.”

Skills Development Scotland

SDS

Thank you to Skills Development Scotland who signed the charter on 22nd October 2021 providing protection for their 1,714 employees.

Director of HR, Carolyn Anderson, said:
“We believe the Dying to Work Charter embodies our approach to supporting colleagues during these difficult times and we look to provide support on an individual basis which is tailored for each person with the employee at the centre making informed decisions in relation to their needs. "Dying to Work enables our colleagues and trade union partners to be fully aware of our approach and allows us to work together to give colleagues reassurance that they or another colleague will be looked after sensitively.”

North Northamptonshire Council

NNC

Thank you to North Northamptonshire Council who signed the charter on 7th October 2021 providing protection for their 2,626 employees.

Chief Executive of North Northamptonshire Council, Rob Bridge, said:
“As Chief Executive of North Northamptonshire Council I am very pleased to have signed up to the TUC Dying to Work Charter, which sets out an agreed way in which our employees will be supported, guided and protected when they are diagnosed with a terminal illness. It is really important to me that we offer health and wellbeing support to all colleagues, particularly during the most difficult times for them. The charter will be displayed in all of our office locations as a clear statement of our commitment to our staff and this positive initiative.”

Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary

Thank you to Gloucestershire Constabulary who signed the charter on 22nd September 2021 providing protection for their 2,253 employees.

Chief Constable, Rod Hansen, said:
“We will always look out for our staff's health and wellbeing. To be diagnosed with a terminal illness would be hugely stressful for the individual and their family, and if we can help try and alleviate that stress in any way we will. I hope that by signing this charter we reduce anyone's anxieties about how we as an employer would treat them if they were ever diagnosed with a terminal illness." Police and Crime Commissioner, Chris Nelson said: “Police officers and staff often put themselves in harm’s way to help keep Gloucestershire safe, so I’m very proud to work alongside a Force which values the wellbeing of its staff. By signing this charter, our staff can be assured over their job security, as they navigate what must be a hugely traumatic time for them and their families.”

Torfaen County Borough Council

TCB

Thank you to Torfaen County Borough Council who signed the charter on 8th September 2021 providing protection for their 4,000 employees.

Head of HR, Jason Lewis, said:
“We consider ourselves to be a caring employer and the welfare of our staff is important to us. We will always act in the best interests of any employee who is diagnosed with a terminal illness and will do everything that we can to support both the employee and their family. Signing the Dying To Work Charter will reinforce our commitment to caring for staff who have been affected by this”

Forest of Dean District Council

Forest of Dean District Council

Thank you to Forest of Dean District Council who signed the charter on 7th September 2021 providing protection for all of their employees.

Leader of Forest of Dean District Council, Cllr Tim Gwilliam, said:
“Being diagnosed with a terminal illness; it’s the news that no one ever wants to hear, for themselves or for a loved one. "Here at the Forest of Dean District Council we are committed to helping our staff and their families. We are happy to sign this charter, ensuring that through what is already a difficult and distressing time that they will not have to worry about their financial stability and will be able to find the right support when needed.”

Ceredigion County Council

Thank you to Ceredigion County Council who signed the charter on 1st July 2021 providing protection for their 3,528 employees.

Prif Weithredwr, Eifion Evans, said:
“Bydd derbyn diagnosis o salwch terfynol yn newyddion torcalonnus i’r unigolyn a’i deulu. Fel Cyngor, rydym yn cydnabod pa mor bwysig yw hi bod ein gweithwyr yn gwybod y byddwn yn rhoi sicrwydd o waith iddynt, yn tawelu eu meddwl, ac yn rhoi’r hawl iddynt ddewis y camau gorau iddyn nhw a’u teuluoedd. Rydym wedi ymrwymo i’w helpu i ddelio â’r cyfnod heriol hwn gydag urddas a’u cefnogi i gyflawni'r canlyniadau gorau ar gyfer eu hamgylchiadau ariannol unigol.” Chief Executive, Eifion Evans, said: “Receiving a terminal diagnosis will be devastating news to the individual and their families. As a Council we recognise the importance that our employees know we will provide them with the security of work, peace of mind and the right to choose the best course of action for themselves and their families. We are committed to helping them deal with this challenging period with dignity and that they are supported to achieve the best outcomes for their individual financial circumstances.”

Embrace Multi Academy Trust

Thank you to Embrace Multi Academy Trust who signed the charter on 28th June 2021 providing protection for their 390 employees.

HR Manager, Craig Clasper, said:
“Embrace Multi Academy Trust are delighted to be signatories of this excellent initiative; it is important to us that our staff feel supported and valued. Signing this Charter will formalise our commitment to staff and provide a pledge that should any member of staff be in the awful predicament of a terminal diagnosis, that Embrace MAT will give staff a choice in their final months, where their employment is concerned. We are very proud to be the first mainstream education Trust to sign up to the Dying to Work Charter.”

Health Education England

Thank you to Health Education England who signed the charter on 10th June 2021 providing protection for their 3,310 employees.

HEE Chief Executive, Dr Navina Evans, said:
“At HEE, our people are our priority, and we want to do all that we can to support colleagues who experience a terminal illness diagnosis. Signing the charter clearly shows the standard that we commit to meeting, and I hope reassures all colleagues that we will offer the respect, dignity and choice they deserve at the most difficult of times.”

NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

Thank you to NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit who signed the charter on 2nd June 2021 providing protection for their 1,712 employees.

Deputy Director of People, Adam Burgess Evans, said:
“The Health and Wellbeing of our staff is our top priority and our organisation has been and continues to be committed to ensuring all our staff feel valued and supported, particularly when facing life’s challenges. So we had no hesitation in signing up to the TUC charter alongside our trade unions and I hope that more employers do the same. "We wholeheartedly support this important campaign which is aimed at providing the reassurance and peace of mind to employees at a time when they are needed most. The charter affirms our commitment that any member of staff dealing with a terminal diagnosis is treated with respect, dignity and is given the right to decide the best course of action for themselves and their families.” Staff Side Chair, Carole Adebayo, said: “We (MLCSU Staff Side) support the TUC’s Dying to Work campaign, so that all our colleagues battling terminal illness have adequate employment protection and have their death-in-service benefits protected for the loved ones they leave behind. Workers who suffer a terminal illness will require support and understanding. This charter guarantees avoidance of additional stress and worry being placed upon them.”