Analysis: Unions get result on redundancy payments freeze
Cabinet has signed off on an enhanced redundancy payment for workers which will take account of time they spent on the PUP
The trade unions have been lobbying the government about the freeze on redundancy payments for months – and they have finally got a result.
Under the state’s employment laws, all workers are legally entitled to two weeks’ pay per year of service when made redundant, up to a maximum of €600 per week.
But workers who have spent up to a year on the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) would not have been able to count ...