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30.06.2020 / News /

Update for workers furloughed on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: the introduction of ‘flexible furlough’

As of tomorrow, 1st July 2020, employers can require ‘furloughed’ workers to return to work on a part time basis and remain on furlough for the remainder of the time.

Employers can also require only some furloughed workers to return to work part time whilst leaving other workers furloughed all the time. Similarly, employers can rotate the workers who are on furlough and at work, and can request that workers come back for short periods, for example a week, then go back on furlough for a week. When working, employees will be paid their normal wage, and receive the furlough grant – currently 80% of your normal wage – for the remainder of their usual working hours. However, your employer does not need to offer you part time work and so you could still remain on furlough full time, and if you are clinically vulnerable, extremely vulnerable, pregnant, or do not have childcare, then your employer should keep you on furlough. If you are afraid to return to work or if you have other questions about your return to work, please fill in this form and one of UVW’s reps will be in touch: https://www.uvwunion.org.uk/reclaim-your-rights

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