Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, is supporting the TUC’s ‘Dying to Work’ campaign which is seeking to change the law to provide additional employment protection for terminally ill workers.
‘Dying to Work’ was set up following the case of Jacci Woodcook, a 58-year-old sales manager from Derbyshire, who was forced out of her job after being diagnosed with terminal breast cancer.
“It is shocking to think that if people with terminal illnesses are dismissed or forced out of their jobs then their loved ones will lose the death in service payments that have been earned through a life-time of hard work.
“That is why I am pleased to support this campaign and call on the Government to ensure that workers with a terminal illness receive the protection and support they deserve.
“I also encourage local businesses to do their bit now, and sign up to the TUCs ‘Dying to Work’ Voluntary Charter to ensure that their employees get the support and protection they need when times are toughest.”