TUC – extension of job retention scheme is “a relief” for working families

Commenting on the extension of the government’s job extension scheme today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

Commenting on the extension of the government’s job extension scheme today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“We are pleased ministers have listened to unions and extended the job retention scheme to the autumn. This will be a big relief for millions.

“Changing the rules to allow part-time working is key to enabling a gradual and safe return to work. And maintaining the rate at 80% is a win for the pay packets of working families.

“As the economic consequences of Covid-19 become clear, unions will keep pushing for a job guarantee scheme to make sure everyone has a decent job.”

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