GOVERNMENT MUST REVERSE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST NORTHERN WORKERS – MATT CARTHY TD

2 April 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Cavan/Monaghan Sinn Féin TD Matt Carthy said this week that he has been lobbying the Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty TD to “demand that she reverse the disgraceful position that denies workers who are based in the North, who have paid their taxes and PRSI in this State, are denied access to the Covid- 19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment.”

Deputy Carthy said that the issue was particularly pronounced in his own constituency where he has liaised with dozens of cases in which workers were being denied supports while their colleagues could access them. “It is unacceptable that thousands of workers – who have paid their taxes and social insurance like…

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