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Citizens bear Covid’s economic scars

Data released this week is evidence of the scale of the financial and humanitarian crisis South Africa faces

Global job losses linger after lockdowns

Developing countries have been hit harder by the Covid-19 downturn than in past economic crises

Women’s workplace gains slow as Covid-19 crisis strikes

Women workers are more likely to lose their jobs in the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, slowing gains made over recent years

Job losses induce midwife crisis

The pandemic has an especially dire effect on sectors dominated by women, such as birth companions. Doulas are already feeling the pinch

Three million jobs lost and hunger surging amid Covid-19 crisis — survey

Income shocks and the breakdowns in social protection schemes have had consequences for hunger and food insecurity in South Africa

Possible lockdown retrenchments are already soaring

After just three months of lockdown, more than 100 000 workers could lose their jobs

Workers rights rolled back as Covid-19 strikes

The economic crisis triggered by the pandemic has laid bare longstanding deficiencies in labour rights around the world

The ‘lockdown generation’ has been hit hardest by Covid-19

The government has zeroed in on youth unemployment, but the coronavirus pandemic threatens to leave young people even more vulnerable than before

Domestic workers are hit hard by lockdown

According to UIF data, only 15 888 domestic workers, of a possible 673 940, have been paid from the Covid-19 Temporary employer-employee relief scheme

Brace yourselves for the worst or act – now!

Revolutions have grown out of less — millions of people without salaries are not going to sit quietly, watching elites live undisturbed

Under lockdown SA’s working poor is just poor

Last week, the International Labour Organisation warned that the economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak would have a devastating effect on global working poverty

Social protection policies can help to combat Covid-19, and mitigate its effects

The global pandemic has highlighted the importance of national health insurance, mandatory sick leave and unemployment benefits

‘Worker safety nets inadequate’

With large-scale job losses on the horizon here and around the world, the Covid- 19 pandemic has put the vulnerability of workers in sharp focus

UN agency adopts convention on harrassment at work

The convention is critical in terms of promoting and protecting the rights of working women

Hope for domestic workers

Proposed new legislation would make it possible for domestic workers to claim compensation for injury, illness or death on the job

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