NTW Solutions is the latest employer to sign up to the Dying to Work Voluntary Charter, following in the footsteps of employers such as Rolls Royce, Royal Mail and the Co-op.
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 as a result of their condition. Dying to Work was taken forward by the TUC following the case of Jacci Woodcook, an area sales manager from Derbyshire who was forced out of her job after being diagnosed with terminal breast cancer.
The TUC is asking employers to sign up to its voluntary charter to stop cases like Jacci’s happening in the future.
TUC Midlands, Regional Secretary Lee Barron, said:
“Your job should be the least of your worries when you get a terminal diagnosis. We now have a million workers being covered by the Dying to Work charter across the country, and we expect more employers to commit in the coming months.”
NTW Solutions joined its parent company Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust in signing the charter.
“Our commitment to this Charter will ensure that we help any terminally ill staff through this challenging period with dignity and without undue financial loss. We support the TUC’s Dying to Work campaign so that all employees battling terminal illness have adequate employment protection.”Malcom Aiston, Managing Director of NTW Solution