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TSSA response to Jobs Support Scheme

24 September 2020

Responding to Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Jobs Support Scheme announcement, aimed at keeping people in work on shorter hours, transport union TSSA said government indecision has seen "jobs lost in droves" and caused "huge needless anxiety among millions of workers."

Commenting, TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes said: “Better late than never but the government's indecision has already seen jobs lost in droves and caused huge needless anxiety among millions of workers.

“The Chancellor said they will target support at ‘firms who need it the most’. That must be fine-tuned so that the jobs of our members in the travel trade are saved and high-street travel shops don't become a thing of the past. We will all need a holiday once the pandemic has passed.

“We have called for bold action from government and remain concerned that six months is too short to really stabilise businesses and jobs which so badly need support and would like clarity over who decides which businesses are viable.”

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