Sandwell Leisure Trust has added its name to a charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work.
SLT, which runs and maintains nine leisure centres and a golf course for Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council across the Black Country, is the latest employer to sign up to the Dying to Work Voluntary Charter – and the first leisure employer nationwide – following in the footsteps of companies such as Rolls Royce, Royal Mail and the Co-op.
The Charter is part of the TUC’s wider Dying to Work campaign which is seeking greater security for terminally ill workers where they cannot be dismissed as a result of their condition.
Chief executive of SLT Ash Rai said: “Sandwell Leisure Trust is committed to supporting the welfare of all our 500 plus employees, in particular those diagnosed with a terminal illness.
“Signing up to the Dying to Work scheme is part of the Trust’s ongoing commitment to support our employees who are most in need.”
Go backPosted on 3rd April 2018