Thank you to West Midlands Combined Authority who signed the charter on 9th November 2018 providing protection for their 474 employees.
Mayor for the West Midlands, Andy Street, said:
“Employees and their families dealing with a diagnosis of terminal illness should not have to worry about losing their jobs as well. “That is why the West Midlands Combined Authority is backing the TUC’s dying to work campaign and join the growing list of employers to sign the charter. WMCA chief executive, Deborah Cadman, said: “The West Midlands Combined Authority already offers health and wellbeing support to staff going through troubled times. “The Dying To Work Charter compliments our policies by setting out clearly how employees with terminal illness will be supported with dignity and respect.” WMCA portfolio lead for cohesion integration into public sector reform and leader of Sandwell Borough Council, Cllr Steve Eling, said: “Sandwell Council was the first local authority to sign charter and now the Combined Authority is doing the same. It is a clear demonstration of our commitment to our staff. “We support the TUC’s Dying to Work campaign and would urge other organisations and employers to sign up.”