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Delay in jobs support "appalling" says TSSA

9 October 2020

Transport and travel union TSSA has called the government's delay on job support "appalling" following the Chancellor's announcement this afternoon. The union's leader also called for targeted support for the travel trade, including the establishment of a Travel Trade Minister.

Commenting on the announcement, TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes said: “The government’s Winter Economic Plan barely made it into October before the Chancellor was dragged into changing it. It’s been blindingly obvious to everyone except our government that for the public to comply with lockdowns without being condemned to poverty then support must be given.

“We desperately need support for our travel trade which has effectively been put into lockdown as an entire sector. A Minister for the Travel Trade must be established urgently to guide and champion this important industry.

“We have called for targeted support from the outset for good reason. It’s appalling the government has taken so long to listen with countless jobs lost and yet more to come.”

The government’s additional support package is due to come in from 1st November for places experiencing either local or national lockdown.

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