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

Commenting on the extension of the government’s job extension scheme, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady yesterday 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.”   

Editors note

  • More information on the TUC’s call for a jobs guarantee scheme can be found here: https://www.tuc.org.uk/news/job-guarantee-scheme-essential-uk-recovery-plan-says-tuc  
  • The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together more than 5.5 million working people who make up our 48 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living. 

 

Original article link: https://www.tuc.org.uk/news/tuc-extension-job-retention-scheme-relief-working-families

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