Cancer in the workplace: Union Reps

Course ID: 34

Suitable for: Macmillan Professionals

Duration: 1 hour 45
Format: E-Learning
Level: Foundation
Focusing on core knowledge and skills, and looking at how to apply some of the learning in your workplace.

Living with the impact of cancer
Equip yourself with the vital skills you need to strengthen your relationships with people living with or beyond cancer and help them to self-manage more effectively.

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.

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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.