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.”