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Dying to work charter signed by Newastle borough council

Written by on 14 July 2021

Officials at Newcastle Borough Council have signed the Dying to Work 

Charter, a pledge to support employees who become terminally ill at work.  

The charter, part of a campaign by the TUC has also been adopted by some of the major employers in the UK, including Rolls Royce, Royal Mail and the Co-op. 

It aims to provide greater security for terminally ill workers and means they can’t be dismissed or forced out of their job as a result of their condition. 

If someone with a terminal illness loses their job, they lose their income. But, they can also lose any ‘death in service’ payments, earned through a lifetime of employment but only paid to those still in employment.

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