24 August 2018: LBG signs up to the TUC’s Dying to Work charter

Accord’s Ged Nichols and Unite’s Dominic Hook (standing) with Paul Nowak, TUC Deputy General Secretary and Rebecca Priestley, People Director, Employee Relations and Policy Transformation at LBG

Lloyds Banking Group 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 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 (Jacci wasn’t employed by Lloyds Banking Group, but you can read her story here).

TUC deputy general secretary, Paul Nowak, said:

“Your job should be the least of your worries when you get a terminal diagnosis. I’m delighted that Lloyds Banking Group 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 Lloyds Banking Group agreed to join us in signing this significant charter. My colleague, Paula Tegg, deserves all the credit for campaigning and persevering to get us to this point. The charter is an important part of Accord’s wider Dignity at Work agenda.” 

Over 750,000 workers from across the UK are now covered by the Dying to Work charter. But the TUC is calling on more employers to commit in the coming months.

You can find more about the campaign here.

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