We have a factory where they have given the staff the choice to work rather than force close! 4 members have choosen not to, 2 are home for their children and 5 have continued to work. The create decking for boats. My opinion is this is non essential work and therefore they could close the doors and furlough the staff but they are talking about redundancies and putting the staff who have choosen not to work just on SSP. They seem to think that factory staff can't be furloughed but I can't seem to see anything to back this up as I thought factories could furlough at any time like when they have not enough stock etc. What are your thoughts?
Thank you all