Stockport Council signs up to Dying to Work charter

Stockport Council has signed up to a TUC (Trade Union Congress) charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work.

Cllr Ganotis signing the Dying to Work Charter 1

Stockport Council has signed up to a TUC (Trade Union Congress) charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work.

The Dying to Work Voluntary Charter is a TUC initiative which sets out how employers can support terminally ill workers following their diagnosis. It is part of the TUC’s wider Dying to Work campaign which is seeking greater security for terminally ill workers through a ‘protected period’ where they cannot be dismissed as a result of their condition.

Cllr Alex Ganotis, Leader of Stockport Council said,

“Signing up to this charter makes it absolutely clear to Council employees that we are committed to providing them with support and understanding throughout any diagnosis of terminal illness. Any employee facing such a traumatic event can be confident that they will be treated with the utmost respect and dignity.

"We are pleased to be able to support the Dying to Work campaign, along with our Greater Manchester partners and I would encourage other Stockport companies and organisations to do the same.”

Stockport Council along with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the city region’s other nine local councils are the latest employers to sign up to the charter.

More information about the Dying to Work campaign can be found at www.dyingtowork.co.uk