Spain's furlough scheme to be extended beyond May 31, minister says

Workers from small and medium-sized companies have benefited most from the scheme

  
MADRID, April 8 (Reuters) - The Spanish government's ERTE furlough scheme for people unable to work because of restrictions imposed on businesses to curb the COVID-19 pandemic will be extended beyond May 31, Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz said on Thursday.

Workers from small and medium-sized companies have benefited the most from the scheme, Diaz said in a speech in Madrid.

"We will keep doing that from May 31, in a similar formula to the current one," she added, without detailing for how long.

(Reporting by Inti Landauro and Belen Carreno, editing by Andrei Khalip) ((Inti.Landauro@thomsonreuters.com;))

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