Pembrokeshire College

Thank you to Pembrokeshire College who signed the charter on 11th September 2019 providing protection for their 500 employees.

Human Resources & Payroll Manager, Julie Havens, said:
“The College’s most valued resource is its staff. We have always been, and continue to be, committed to supporting staff and their families in whatever way we can during a terminal illness.”

Walsall Council

Walsall Council

Thank you to Walsall Council who signed the charter on 16th August 2019 providing protection for their 6,971 employees.

Walsall Council Chief Executive, Dr Helen Paterson, said:
“I’m delighted to jointly sign this voluntary Charter with our trades unions. It is a positive initiative and reinforces the council’s proven track record of proactively supporting our employees’ health and wellbeing. For colleagues diagnosed with terminal illness, this is our pledge to support them and their families with guidance that enables informed decisions to be made at a very challenging time.”

Lincolnshire County Council

Thank you to Lincolnshire County Council who signed the charter on 11th July 2019 providing protection for their 10,400 employees.

Head of Paid Services at Lincolnshire County Council, Debbie Barnes, said:
“We are proud to sign the charter to emphasise our commitment to our colleagues.”

Colchester Institute

Thank you to Colchester Institute who signed the charter on 21st June 2019 providing protection for their 967 employees.

Principal and Chief Executive, Alison Andreas, said:
“Of course, our hope for all of our staff is that they will remain fit and well during their working life and enjoy long and rewarding retirements, but we recognise that if a terminal illness is diagnosed, this requires support and understanding, and not additional stress and worry. "By signing the Dying to Work Charter, we commit to providing Colchester Institute staff with peace of mind around job security, and the right to choose the best course of action for themselves, and their families, to help them through difficult times, with dignity and without undue financial loss.”

Robin Hood Energy

Thank you to Robin Hood Energy who signed the charter on 12th June 2019 providing protection for their 250 employees.

Chief Executive Officer for Robin Hood Energy, Gail Scholes, said:
“We are delighted to sign this charter in conjunction with our Trades Union Congress partners. Robin Hood Energy was set up to help vulnerable customers and this is a natural step to help protect and ease the worries of our employees and their families at what would be an extremely worrying, stressful and emotional time. Whilst we hope that none of our employees ever need this type of support, we are proud and pleased to announce that they know Robin Hood Energy will be fully supportive of their needs should they be diagnosed with a terminal illness.”

Newport Council

Thank you to Newport Council who signed the charter on 22nd May 2019 providing protection for their 6,000 employees.

The Leader of Newport City, Councillor Debbie Wilcox, said:
“By signing the Dying to Work charter we are demonstrating our council’s commitment to supporting employees and their families during very difficult times of need and respecting an employee’s wishes not to be dismissed when diagnosed with a terminal condition. “At present we do offer employees the chance to have counselling and we are in the process of building a wellbeing hub for staff to access further wellbeing options. However by signing the Charter we are adding to the council’s stance that we are supporting employees with a diagnosis of terminal illness.”

Hanson UK

Thank you to Hanson UK who signed the charter on 15th May 2019 providing protection for their 3,500 employees.

Chief Executive Officer, Simon Willis, said:
“Pleased to sign this charter jointly with our unions as it formalises the custom and practice in Hanson in a great way that will give comfort and support to employees and their families at the time that they need it the most.”

Porterbrook

Porterbrook

Thank you to Porterbrook who signed the charter on 29th April 2019 providing protection for their 132 employees.

CEO, Mary Grant, said:
“We are proud to sign the Dying to Work Charter to ensure that no one suffering from a terminal illness will be denied the support and dignity they deserve. As an employer it is our duty to help the members of our workforce through thick and thin and we’re delighted to help Pauline and Jacci add to the growing number of employees protected by this charter.”

Resonate

Thank you to Resonate who signed the charter on 29th April 2019 providing protection for their 170 employees.

Finance Director, Adrian Barwell, said:
“The Dying to Work Charter sets out good employment principles and practices to help support employees at an extremely traumatic time in their lives. As a company we have always endeavored to work with our people to provide the support and choices that works for them when faced with a terminal illness. Signing the Charter reinforces that commitment.”

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you to Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust who signed the charter on 18th April 2019 providing protection for their 8,686 employees.

Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire Healthcare, John Brewin, said:
“I’m happy to sign this charter to protect the rights of any of our employees who become terminally unwell. To be in that position is terrible enough without having employment worries too. All our employees deserve this commitment.”