University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you to University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust who signed the charter on 14th November 2019 providing protection for their 13,000 employees.

Chair of both UH Bristol and WAHT, Jeff Farrar, said:
“As the Chairman of these Trusts, I cannot reiterate enough how important it is to put the health and wellbeing of our staff at the forefront of our minds. “That is why the way we show that we care and support our staff at such a difficult time is critically important. “I hope the charter goes some way to demonstrate and formalise this support”

Cotswold District Council

Thank you to Cotswold District Council who signed the charter on 14th November 2019 providing protection for their 19 employees.

Leader of the Council, Joe Harris, said:
“When I read about the Dying to Work campaign I was both touched and saddened at the treatment of some workers by unscrupulous employers. I am determined this should never be allowed to happen at the Council and I am happy to sign the Charter to ensure no-one is ever treated in this way. "Having to face news of a terminal illness is a hugely distressing situation for anyone and we need to offer as much support and advice in the workplace as possible which is why we wholeheartedly support this campaign.”

West Oxfordshire District Council

Thank you to West Oxfordshire District Council who signed the charter on 14th November 2019 providing protection for their 6 employees.

Leader of West Oxfordshire District Council, James Mills, said:
“I cannot imagine the distress and turmoil caused by being diagnosed with a terminal illness. This Charter ensures that employers are committed to helping staff and their families in whatever way is most appropriate, not least by protecting their employment and removing the worry of losing their financial security. Signing up to it seemed an obvious step and we fully support the campaign.”

Publica Group (Support) Ltd

Thank you to Publica Group (Support) Ltd who signed the charter on 14th November 2019 providing protection for their 650 employees.

Publica’s Managing Director, Jan Britton, said:
“Being diagnosed with a terminal illness must be a devastating experience so it is vital that staff are given as much support as possible at this extremely difficult time. Signing up to this Charter means we will ensure peace of mind around job and financial security and do everything we can to help them and their families.”

UNISON

Thank you to UNISON who signed the charter on 24th October 2019 providing protection for their 1,200 employees.

Director of HR and Staff Learning and Development, Alan Farmer, said:
“UNISON is proud to be signing the Dying to Work Charter alongside our trade unions on behalf of our 1200 employees. Every person battling terminal conditions deserves the choice of how to spend their final months. When staff are faced with such tough diagnosis, we are committed to ensuring that they are treated with respect in a supportive work environment. We also recognise that if staff want to continue working, safe and reasonable work can maintain dignity and offer a therapeutic distraction.”

Bridgend College

Thank you to Bridgend College who signed the charter on 4th October 2019 providing protection for their 690 employees.

Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Bridgend College, Simon Pirotte, said:
“When people are at their most vulnerable they need employers to step up, not step away.”

Wirral Council

Thank you to Wirral Council who signed the charter on 30th September 2019 providing protection for their 3,239 employees.

Wirral Council cabinet member for finance and resources, Cllr Janette Williamson, said:
“Ensuring our staff are treated well and fairly is really important. It doesn’t take a charter for us to treat our staff with dignity when they are in such difficult circumstances but by signing this I hope we can set a positive example for employers across the borough.”

Gloucestershire County Council

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.”

Welsh Ambulance Service

Thank you to Welsh Ambulance Service who signed the charter on 23rd September 2019 providing protection for their 3,500 employees.

Director of Workforce and OD at the Welsh Ambulance Service, Claire Vaughan, said:
“By signing this charter today, with our trade union colleagues, clearly demonstrates our commitment to care for our people, especially during difficult times.”