Cancer in the workplace: Union Reps

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Suitable for:

  • Public
  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals

Format: E-Learning

Please Note: Due to changes in legislation and best practice, we are in the process of updating this module. Please keep this in mind when using the resource.

Help for union reps when an employee is diagnosed with cancer.

The course units are:

  • Getting started
  • Breaking the news
  • Confidentiality and colleagues
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Supporting carers
  • Supporting a return to work

The units include a video case study, some information and expert advice, and a number of interactive exercises. You will be able to plan, create or make improvements in policies, procedures, campaigns and events in your workplace and find further resources.

Other Resources

Information about other TUC-Macmillan training offers, such as the Face-to-Face course or the online eNote on Cancer in the Workplace, can be found at


This course was developed in partnership with unionlearn and the TUC. Building and integrating the role of union learning reps in the workplace.

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