Restaurants and pubs complain of ongoing staff shortages as PUP gets phased out

Latest figures show that 37,000 workers in hospitality sector are still claiming pandemic unemployment payment of up to €350 per week

8th August, 2021
Restaurants and pubs complain of ongoing staff shortages as PUP gets phased out
Adrian Cummins, the chief executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, said the number one issue facing restaurants right was the availability of labour. Picture: Fergal Philips

Restaurants and pubs have complained of continued staff shortages at a time when 37,000 former workers in the sector are still on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

It comes as the Revenue Commissioners have confirmed that pubs and restaurants can no longer avail of weekly payments under the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) due to the lifting of restrictions on indoor dining.

The latest figures from the Department of Social Protection show that 37,000 workers in the...

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