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Furlough extension could save jobs as Greggs talk to staff about cutting their hours - LIberal Democrats push for better benefits for short time workers, those excluded so far, and those who want a job but can't find one. that and better benefits

September 29, 2020 5:28 PM

Greggs Gosforth High StreetNewcastle-based Greggs the Bakers could be cutting the hours of up to 20,000 staff in order to reduce the risk of job losses. "The Government has let down all of our employers by their refusal to extend the furlough scheme and the short notice of its inadequate replacement. The Liberal Democrats will be asking Newcastle City Council next week to support its call for that extension plus enhanced benefits for short time workers, those excluded so far, and those who want a job but can't find one. We'll also be pushing on the need for a city and regional response for reskilling and upskilling to face the future," said Cllr Robin Ashby, who speaks on business matters for Newcastle Liberal Democrats.