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Bolsover District Council shows commitment to workers with terminal illness

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Councillors have pledged their commitment to a campaign for better treatment of workers suffering from terminal illness, calling it the ‘compassionate’ thing to do.

Bolsover District Council Leader Councillor Steve Fritchley put forward a motion in a meeting on March 8 to sign the Trade Union Congress’s (TUC) Dying to Work Charter.

The Dying to Work campaign calls for terminal illness to be made a protected characteristic, protecting people from being dismissed purely because of their illness.

Presenting the motion he said: “I think this authority does a wonderful job of looking after people in our workforce who have got serious illness or a terminal illness.

“It’s what compassionate authorities and compassionate employers do.”

Councillor Sandra Peake seconded the motion, adding: “I think it’s a really excellent motion for people who are ill and also their families as well.”

The motion was unanimously approved.

Written by: NDR NEWS

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