INOU: Dole scheme's pay rate 'will barely cover additional expenses' of working

INOU: Dole scheme's pay rate 'will barely cover additional expenses' of working

The Irish National Organisation for the Unemployed has criticised the pay rate of the Government's new dole scheme.

Gateways will see more than 3,000 jobseekers working for the country's local authorities for 20 hours a week, on a placement lasting up to just under two years.

The JobBridge-style scheme which is getting underway will involve a weekly dole top up of €20.

However, the INOU's John Stewart explains that young people, whose dole has been slashed in recent budgets, have an opportunity to earn more.


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