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Toxic power struggle hits public works

With infighting and allegations of corruption and poor planning, the department’s top management looks like a scene from ‘Survivor’

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

Unemployment fund, CCMA face jobs bloodbath

State bodies shielding workers have been weakened by budget cuts and high demands

Labour minister paints four bleak scenarios for the UIF if layoffs go above 41%

The fund has been selling assets to make Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme payouts

Possible lockdown retrenchments are already soaring

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

Workers battle for UIF payouts

Snarl-ups at the Unemployment Insurance Fund and bosses not assisting employees worsens people’s suffering

Women farmworkers call for labour centres to be opened

Many womxn who live and work on farms have suffered immensely during the Covid-19 lockdown

L’Oréal workers demand a shutdown of local plant, citing Covid-19 exposure

The French cosmetics company’s Midrand plant has recorded 16 Covid-19 cases in two weeks

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

Workers with noncompliant bosses can now access Covid-19 relief scheme

Last week the department of labour announced that more than R14-billion had been paid to workers, but some are still struggling to access the fund

Invisible threat to workers’ rights

Nearly half of all workplaces inspected by the department of labour found to be unsafe

More inspections for workplaces on cards

The department of employment and labour is close to finalising the recruitment of 500 health and safety inspectors to ensure more workplaces comply with Covid-19 regulations

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

SAA Technical flies into salary storm

Maintenance division is first SAA subsidiary to declare hardship to staff as travel ban effects grow at the state-owned airline

SAA rescuers give affected parties two options: Wind down or liquidate

As SAA subsidiaries declare hardship to staff, business-rescue practitioners urge them to sign agreements to save severance payouts

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