Thank you to Wigan Council and Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group who signed the charter on 5th November 2018 providing protection for their 4,430 employees.
Deputy Chief Executive, Alison MacKenzie-Folan, said:
“Our staff are at the heart of everything we achieve at Wigan and as our staff deal says “we care for the health and wellbeing of our staff”. We recognise that a terminal illness diagnosis can result in huge emotional stress, fear and uncertainty and we want to try to remove any additional stress and worry during this time. To demonstrate our support to our staff we are pleased to sign up to the TUC Dying to Work Charter, making a commitment to provide employment protection during such a diagnosis.”