The Trade Unions Congress have added our name to the list of employers that support people who become terminally ill at work. We are one of many employers who have signed the “Dying to Work” charter, because we recognise the importance of protecting and guiding our colleagues through worrying and stressful decisions, following a terminal diagnosis.
The Charter is part of the TUC’s wider “Dying to Work” campaign which is seeking greater security for terminally ill workers where they cannot be dismissed because of their condition.
Our Chief of People, Nicky Clarke, said:
It’s so important that we encourage everyone to talk about death and dying rather than it be a topic we try to avoid because it feels too uncomfortable or scary.
Providing a working environment where our people know we will be there to support them and enable them to make a choice that is right for them at such an incredibly difficult time is a top priority when it comes to health and wellbeing across our organisation.
As an NHS organisation, we support patients and their loved ones in their time of need so it is only right that we do the same for our colleagues.”
The Charter was signed on Monday 19 June 2023 by Nicky Clarke, NCA Chief of People, Jacqui Lewis, Branch Secretary UNISON NCA, Sharon Lord, NCA Health & Wellbeing Lead and Jay McKenna, TUC North West Regional Secretary.
To find out more, or to join the many organisations that have already signed the Charter, please visit Dying to Work | Campaigning for Additional Employment Protection for Terminally Ill Workers”