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5 August, 2020 Open access

Government needs to protect incomes of workers who are subject to local coronavirus lockdowns, says TUC

Union calls on government to extend CJRS beyond October 2020 where needed, abolish the SSP lower earnings limit, and raise level of SSP to equivalent of the National Living Wage

The TUC has called on the government to protect the incomes of workers who are subject to local coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns.

Highlighting that - while the current tightening of lockdown rules in the North West of England has not yet led to further workplaces being closed down - the spread of coronavirus is likely to lead to more people being required to self-isolate, the TUC calls on the government to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) beyond the end of October 2020 for the following groups -

In addition, the TUC says that the government should -

For more information, see Local lockdowns reveal need to protect workers' wages from tuc.org.uk