Half a million workers now covered by TUC’s Dying to Work Charter, as Royal Mail signs up

Half a million workers now covered by TUC’s Dying to Work Charter, as Royal Mail signs up

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Over half a million workers are now covered by the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter, which guarantees rights for workers facing a terminal diagnosis. The milestone was reached as Royal Mail Group signed the charter.

Royal Mail joins fifty other employers who have signed the charter, including Santander, Legal and General, the Co-op, universities, local authorities, and various public bodies. Energy company E.ON was the first to sign in April 2016.

The charter is part of the TUC’s wider “Dying to Work” campaign which is seeking greater security for terminally-ill workers.

The campaign began following the case of Jacci Woodcook, a 59-year-old 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 the voluntary charter to stop cases like Jacci’s happening in the future.

Read more on the TUC website