Eleventh-hour decision on EWSS indictment of Government’s failure to develop permanent short-time work scheme

• Labour repeats call for new German-style short-time work scheme • Failure to extend CRSS shows government at sixes and sevens Labour’s Finance spokesperson Ged Nash has welcomed the government’s eleventh-hour decision to restore the previous rates of the EWSS to businesses adversely affected by new public health restrictions. However, he said that the last-minute…

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PUP cuts must be reversed – workers can’t pay the price for the pandemic

Tax relief for home workers promised by Govt must be backdated Labour employment spokesperson Marie Sherlock said the government must immediately assuage the concerns of workers in the night economy and restore the PUP payment in its entirety. Speaking following the news of restrictions to curb the spread of Covid, Senator Sherlock said that all…

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