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Workers in Laois-Offaly still waiting for pandemic bonus payment promised by Government

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Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has said that “the Taoiseach must directly intervene to ensure frontline workers in Laois/Offaly receive the pandemic bonus payment that was signed off on by cabinet nine months ago.”

Deputy Stanley said: “During the pandemic, frontline workers here in Laois/Offaly went above and beyond and worked in extremely stressful circumstances to protect all our communities. 

“They were rightly praised at the time including by the Government, but this praise has failed to turn into action.

“It has now been more than nine months since the cabinet signed off on a pandemic bonus payment for frontline healthcare staff.

“Despite this, many workers have still not received this payment that they were promised. 

“Workers throughout the Constituency such as caterers, cleaners, security staff and in particular those employed by agencies and many more on the frontline in our local hospitals and healthcare settings have been contacting me to express their concern that they are still waiting for this payment.”

“They are entitled to receive this payment, however the government has failed to follow through on their promises and workers have been left in the lurch with no answers and no sense of urgency from the Government.”

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