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Volume 50 Number 9, March 14, 2020 ARCHIVE HOME JBCENTRE SUBSCRIBE

Government Coronavirus Plans

TUC Says Government Coronavirus Announcements Leave Millions of Workers Behind

TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady, commenting on the Budget statement, said, among other things:

"The government's coronavirus plans will leave millions of workers behind. Without urgent action, too many will be plunged into poverty and debt. Today's announcements won't help the nearly 2 million people who miss out on sick pay because they don't earn enough. Telling them to turn to the broken benefits system isn't good enough. We need decent sick pay for all.

"Ministers must now urgently bring together unions and employers to talk about how to support jobs, including through wage subsidies for short time working schemes, and further help for public services - especially social care."


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