Thank you to Gloucestershire County Council who signed the charter on 27th September 2019 providing protection for their 3,836 employees.
Cabinet member for finance and change, Cllr Lynden Stowe, said:
“We are pleased to show our support for the Dying to Work Voluntary Charter today, particularly as it coincides with Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning which helps people living with cancer. It’s important that employees who are diagnosed with a terminal illness know they will be supported and not face any additional stress. We hope that by signing this charter we will provide any employees and their families going through this ordeal with security and peace of mind.” Deputy leader of the Labour group at the county council, Cllr Kate Haigh, said: “The county council already has procedures in place to support staff and their loved ones when facing a terminal diagnosis but it’s important to place this support on record and set an example to others. I’m pleased the charter has been signed today to help people living in these difficult circumstances and I hope other employers do the same.”