11 December 2018: TSB sign up to TUC’s Dying to Work charter

L-R: TUC deputy general secretary, Paul Nowak, Unite national officer, Dominic Hook, Accord general secretary, Ged Nichols & TSB HR director, Rachel Lock

TSB has signed up to the TUC’s voluntary ‘Dying to Work’ charter along with Accord and Unite.

The Charter is part of the TUC’s wider ‘Dying to Work’ campaign which is seeking greater support, guidance and security for employees living with terminal illness.

The campaign began in 2016 following the case of Jacci Woodcock, a 59-year-old sales manager from Derbyshire, who was forced out of her job after being diagnosed with terminal breast cancer.

TUC Midlands regional secretary, Lee Barron, said:

“Your job should be the least of your worries when you get a terminal diagnosis. I’m delighted that TSB have shown real leadership in this area, working with unions to guarantee fair treatment for terminally ill workers.”

Accord’s general secretary, Ged Nichols, said:

“We’re very pleased that TSB agreed to join us in signing this significant charter. It’s an important part of Accord’s wider Dignity at Work agenda.” 

TSB’s HR director, Rachel Lock, said:

“Supporting our partners through all stages in their lives has always been really important to us and this move is further evidence of that”. 

Almost one million workers from across the UK are now covered by the Dying to Work charter. And the TUC is calling on more employers to commit.

You can find more about the campaign here or use the hashtag #dyingtowork on social media.

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