Cope calls for overhaul in Social Protection payments to address plight of seasonal workers

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A Donegal Deputy has proposed an overhaul in Social Protection payments to address the plight of seasonal workers.

Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has written a submission to his party, outlining how the daily subsidiary income from a secondary income should be raised from the present €12.70 a day to €50 a day.

This, he believes, would allow seasonal workers qualify for Jobseekers’ Benefit.

Deputy Gallagher says the income workers are receiving at present is simply not sustainable: