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fedusa thumb medium80 85Algoa FM reports that according to the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa), the re-imposition of alert level 3 lockdown restrictions by the government was a “bittersweet” move in the light of the hardships being experienced by its members.  

The labour federation pointed out in a statement on Wednesday that 2.2 million jobs had been lost in the second quarter of 2020, leaving just 14.4 million employed people in both the formal and informal sectors.  The organisation also claimed that the government’s stimulus package had failed to deliver the “silver bullet” that many had put their hopes on, with inadequate results.  “Employment losses were reported in the business services, transport and mining industries with 7,000, 5,000 and 2,000 jobs respectively,” general-secretary Riefdah Ajam pointed out.  She said Fedusa was therefore calling for a moratorium on all retrenchments and possible future layoff processes.  “Collectively with its social partners, Government must lead the country from crisis to construction and eventual economic conversion, in order to restore the dignity of workers and employers who have been left financially paralysed by the pandemic,” Ajam exhorted.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard at Algoa FM

Read Fedusa’s press statement at Polity

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