Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales signs TUC’s Dying to Work Charter10-February-2020
Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult learning Wales has today (10th of February) become the latest employer to sign up to the TUC’s Charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work.
The ‘Dying to Work’ campaign is seeking greater security for terminally ill workers and offers them additional employment protections when they need them the most. The campaign was taken forward by the TUC following the case of Jacci Woodcook, an area 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 its charter to stop cases like Jacci’s happening in the future.
The Dying to Work Charter now covers over a million workers across the private and public sector including well know employers such as Rolls Royce, the Royal Mail and a number of Welsh local authorities.
Kathryn Robson, Chief Executive, Addysg Odoelion Cymru |Adult Learning Wales (pictured centre), said: “We have a fantastic team of staff, who work tirelessly to help our learners thrive and achieve their goals. We’re committed to providing help and support to all our staff, and especially during times of distress where we hope to offer some comfort and security, to help relieve unnecessary worries. The workplace is often an extended family, and we had no hesitation in signing up to the Dying to Work Charter, as any caring family member would do”.
Wales TUC’s Dying to Work Lead Gareth Hathway said, “For those who are given a terminal diagnosis, it is important that they can focus on themselves and their families without the stress of needing to worry about their employment. I’m thrilled Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales has signed this Charter.”