Dying to Work MEP Focus Group Launch Event

The Dying to Work Campaign is all about bringing additional employment protections for terminally ill employees.

Those last words may surprise you.

Indeed, you may be wondering why this could be an issue in the first place. For most of us, our first reaction when we hear someone has a terminal illness is one of sympathy. We would not expect that this person should have to face an uphill struggle with their employer in order to keep their job. This is clearly the last thing a terminally ill person should need to worry about.

The Dying to Work campaign has made excellent progress in advancing this issue in the UK, but we know that this is issue which must affect patients across the EU. That is why the campaign has now been widened to the EU level, and, through the new MEP Focus Group, will work in coordination with EU patient groups and trade unions including the European Cancer Patients Coalition, the ETUC, the European Federation of Neurological Associations and the European Patients Forum.

The launch event will take place on the 28th February 13h-15h in JAN4Q2. A light lunch will be provided.

Kindly RSVP to: rory.palmer@europarl.europa.eu.