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19 May 20201 minute read

ECA contributes to ‘unfurloughing’ report

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ECA contributes to ‘unfurloughing’ report

A Construction Leadership Council (CLC) working group, of which ECA is an active member and contributor, has drafted a set of proposals for the future of the Government’s furloughing scheme.

The paper considers how all parts of the construction supply chain might return employees to work after a period of furlough, in a way that does not lead to mass redundancies or the contraction of the industry’s skills base.

Andrew Eldred, ECA’s director of employment and skills, said, “In responding to the Government’s part-time furlough proposals, expected to be published by the end of May, ECA will also be pressing for eligibility conditions to be broadly defined, covering more than just the situation where someone works fewer days per week.”

The paper states that 84 per cent of employers have used the Job Retention Scheme to furlough staff for several months.

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