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Pandemic Unemployment Payment Cut Targets Part-Time Workers


02:27 4 Jun 2020

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The Pandemic Unemployment Payment for part time workers is going to be reduced by the government.

Cabinet Ministers will tomorrow extend the emergency payments for a number of months.

Those who were working full time but lost their jobs will remain on the 350 rate.

But Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed there will be a reduction for part time workers.

"It will be extended, for months, not weeks," he said.

"Nobody who was working full-time before the pandemic will see their unemployment payment cut. It will stay at €350 a week."

"Some people who were working part-time will see their payment reduced, but their weekly payment will still be more than they were earning before the pandemic," he addded."

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