Pembrokeshire College is the latest employer to sign up to the Dying to Work Voluntary Charter, following in the footsteps of employers such as the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Royal Mail and the Co-op.
The Charter is part of the TUC’s wider Dying to Work campaign and aims to give employees with terminal illnesses more choice in how to spend their final months and offers peace of mind around job security.
Julie Havens, Human Resources & Payroll Manager said: ‘The College’s most valued resource is its staff. We have always been, and continue to be, committed to supporting staff and their families in whatever way we can during a terminal illness.’
Wales TUC’s Linsey Imms commented “Your job should be the least of your worries when you get a terminal diagnosis.
“I’m delighted that Pembrokeshire College has shown real leadership in this area, working with unions to guarantee fair treatment for terminally-ill workers.
Over a million workers are now covered by the Dying to Work charter across the UK, and we expect more employers to commit in the coming months.
Union Representatives of the College said: “UCU, NEU and Unison in Wales are delighted that Pembrokeshire College are signing the TUC Dying to Work Charter. We applaud Pembrokeshire College on their commitment to support staff during one of the most traumatic and challenging periods for themselves and their families. The charter gives the individual options within the workplace and sets out an agreed way in which the college will support, protect and guide employees diagnosed with a terminal illness.”