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Forsa says workers facing ‘time bomb’ if creches don’t open soon

The government has already had to cancel a temporary childcare scheme for frontline healthcare staff

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

17th May, 2020
Creche owners are also worried that social distancing rules will mean they could have to halve the number of children they look after, even if they are able to reopen in September.

The public service trade union Forsa has warned that workers are facing a “potential ticking time bomb” due to the risk of creches being closed by the time they have to return to work.

Last week, the government had to cancel a temporary childcare scheme for frontline healthcare workers after just six providers volunteered to take part.

Frontline workers will now have to continue with their own arrangements until creches reopen for these...

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