THE council has become the first local authority in the country to sign a charter pledging to support employees struggling with gambling.
The harmful gambling workplace charter is a framework between unions and employers, launched by Unite last year, which encourages businesses to offer support to any employee who is experiencing gambling related harms.
Wigan Council currently employs more than 4,000 staff, of which the large majority are borough residents, and is leading the way with its work to tackle harmful gambling.
Cllr Keith Cunliffe, deputy leader and chair of Wigans health and wellbeing board, said: We are one of the first councils in the country to recognise that harmful gambling is a public health issue and often only comes …
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