UK firms pitch in to ease pandemic parents' burden

31 January 2021 - 07:33 By Reuters

From unlimited paid time off to laptops for children, some of Britain's blue-chip employers are trying to persuade parent employees juggling jobs and childcare during the pandemic that they have their backs.

A third British lockdown from January 5 that shut schools to most children and confined many workers to their homes has exacerbated a childcare crisis that unions warn could herald a drain of talent that disproportionately affects women...

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