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ISME Says PUP Is Acting As Deterrent To Worker's Return

A small firms group is calling for a more rapid tapering off of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

ISME says the income support is acting as a significant brake on return to work for many sectors, including hospitality and agriculture.
It will tell an Oireachtas Committee today that employers are struggling to recruit workers for part-time, seasonal or casual employment.
CEO of ISME, Neil McDonnell, says the belief that people will return to work when work's available isn't true:

 

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