A TUC survey of more than 50,000 working mothers found that 71% of those who asked to be furloughed following school closures were turned down. The study found that two in five working parents were unaware they have been entitled to request furlough since March, with the job retention scheme allowing employers to furlough parents unable to work due to school or nursery closures. The poll shows that 78% of working parents have not been offered furlough by their employer, while 25% of mums are using annual leave to manage their childcare, 18% have been forced to reduce their working hours and 7% are taking unpaid leave.
Read more: The Mirror
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