Trade union Unite has urged more construction sector employers to avail of the Government’s Covid-19 temporary wage subsidy scheme, saying it is “morally unacceptable” for profitable contractors to opt for layoffs instead.
The union, which represents workers throughout the sector, has written to Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to express concern at the failure of many companies to register for the scheme.
The union’s comments come as the Revenue Commissioners reported that €2.7 million of funds under the temporary wage subsidy had not been paid because a group of 570 employers had failed to set up the refund accounts with the tax authorities that are required to refund payment to companies.
Revenue did not identify which sectors the 570 employers were in.
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