Furloughed staff to support essential work
If furlough is to be extended, it should be a condition of receipt of payments that people sign up to carry out either some volunteering activity or essential work such as gathering the food harvests.
Why the contribution is important
Many furloughed staff will have signed up for volunteering opportunities so they can "do their bit" during the current crisis. However, some are seen as treating this period as a paid holiday. This is seen as unfair by key workers who have had to continue working, and risking contracting the virus, during the period when others are staying at home. All furloughed staff making a contribution would be seen as fairer and more of a sign of everyone being in this together.
by jlml58 on May 07, 2020 at 05:43PM