Commenting on the Treasury’s announcement today (Friday) that the Job Retention Scheme will be extended to the end of June, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“This is very welcome news for workers and their families.
“If the scheme had not been extended, the deadline for redundancy consultation notices would have been tomorrow. So it was vital that this announcement came quickly after the lockdown extension.
“Employers must continue to make full use of the scheme to furlough workers and protect jobs. There is no reason to make any staff redundant.”