Borough Council committed to supporting those with terminal diagnosis

Published: Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Northampton Borough Council is set to sign a new charter showing its commitment to supporting employees who become terminally ill.

The leader and deputy leader of the Council, Cllrs Jonathan Nunn and Phil Larratt will be signing the Dying to Work Voluntary Charter along with the Council’s Interim Chief Executive Simon Bovey on Friday, 27 October.

The Mayor of Northampton, Cllr Gareth Eales and the Council’s GMB and Unison representatives, David Day and Penny Smith, will also be attending the signing which will take place in the Mayor’s Parlour at 4pm.

The charter is part of the Trade Union Congress’ (TUC) ‘Dying to work’ campaign, which seeks to offer terminally ill workers more security by providing a protected period where they cannot be dismissed because of their condition.

By signing the charter, the Borough Council will be supporting this campaign with over 50 other employers across the UK.

Cllr Jonathan Nunn said: “It’s great to be one of the first councils to sign up and support TUC’s Dying to work charter.

“Not only will this provide staff with job security and reassurance at a difficult time but it will also demonstrate our commitment to them as employers.”