Navigator problem weighs on basic income success - unions

First payments in May

(ANSA) - Rome, March 4 - The problem of recruiting and managing 'navigators', or advisors for job seekers who will get the new basic income "will weigh on the success" of the programme, trade unions said Monday.
    Amid a stalemate on hiring the navigators, regional governments on Monday asked for a "first accord" on their use.
    Also Monday, the CAF union consultancy offices approved the basic income accord and said they would start taking applications from March 6.
    The CAFs said they would give their first replies starting April 26 and begin paying out the new income in May.