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TUC issues guidance for supporting staff with cancer at work

The TUC has issued guidance for union representatives, employees, line managers and employers on how best to support colleagues with cancer at work. The TUC highlight that as survival rates improve and people retire later, many people will continue to work after – or even during – their treatment for cancer. The TUC believes that getting back to work at the right time and with the right support can provide psychological and financial benefits to workers with cancer. However, some employers struggle to provide the right support for their staff and this is where guidance can be crucial. The TUC advice, put together by TUC Education and Macmillan Cancer Support, focuses on five key areas: confidentiality, flexibility, keeping in touch, returning to work and providing wider support. 

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