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MP urges employers to sign up to charter

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WARRINGTON North Mp Helen Jones is urging local employers to sign up to the TUC’s ‘Dying to Work’ Charter which encourages employers to protect their terminally ill employees.

The Charter states:

  • We recognise that terminal illness requires support and understanding and not additional and avoidable stress and worry.
  • Terminally ill workers will be secure in the knowledge that we will support them following their diagnosis and we recognise that, safe and reasonable work can help maintain dignity, offer a valuable distraction and can be therapeutic in itself.
  • We will provide our employees with the security of work, peace of mind and the right to choose the best course of action for themselves and their families which helps them 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 and have their death in service benefits protected for the loved ones they leave behind.

Helen said: “ The Charter was launched in April of last year and has now been signed by many big name companies including E.On, Santander, Legal and General, Rolls Royce, Carillion, Co-op, and Serco.

“I would encourage employers in Warrington, whether big or small, to do the same. As well as providing security for such employees, signing the Charter will provide a good opportunity for employers to show they are working to protect people’s employment rights, and the rights of their friends and family.

“Organisations can make this commitment to their staff or obtain more information via contact@dyingtowork.co.uk

“I will be signing up to the Charter. “

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