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Illness benefit to increase to €305 per week during coronavirus outbreak

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ICTU general secretary Patricia King. Photo: Damien Eagers

ICTU general secretary Patricia King. Photo: Damien Eagers

ICTU general secretary Patricia King. Photo: Damien Eagers

WORKERS will get higher illness benefit pay during the coronavirus outbreak, a senior union official has revealed.

Leaving a meeting with officials at government buildings, Ictu general secretary Patricia King said immediate and higher payments would be made as a temporary measure.

She said a lead in period of six days before the state payment is made is set to go, while the €203 a week payment will be increased by a "fair bit more".


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