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Pandemic payment to be cut for part-time workers

Jun 4, 2020 15:06 By News Northern Sound
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The Pandemic Unemployment Payment is to be cut for part-time workers. While the payment for full-time workers is set to be phased out

The Pandemic Unemployment Payment is to be cut for part-time workers.

While the payment for full-time workers is set to be phased out over time.

The emergency PUP scheme was to due to end on Monday, but speaking in the Daíl today the Taoiseach says it is to be extended for months.

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There have been reports the €350 a week payment for part-time workers will be reduced to the Jobseeker's allowance rate of €203.

Leo Varadkar says those who were previously working full-time will not be affected.

Bríd O' Brien from the Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed says people need to be given time to prepare themselves.

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The future of the wage subsidy scheme is also to come before cabinet tomorrow, and Director of Employer Relations with IBEC, Maeve Mc Elwee says it's vital this is extended.

Latest figures show there has been 36,000 fewer people applying for these payments in the past week.

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