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Nxesi applauds UIF and CCMA interventions during job bloodbath

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Minister Thulas Nxesi has applauded the interventions by the UIF and CCMA in mitigating the damage amid the job bloodbath, resulting from the lockdown restrictions and regulations.

Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi took to Twitter on Wednesday, 24 February 2021, to issue a statement acknowledging the work put in by the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and the Council for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was during these times that the labour market was most precarious, which resulted in the high unemployment rate, as an estimated 11 million South Africans are currently unemployed.

Nxesi applauded the UIF and the CCMA for the work they put in to ensure that the recently unemployed were given temporary relief. For the UIF, it was through the COVID-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS), whilst the CCMA offered its services to those in need.

The statement was shared following the release of the fourth quarter statistics on unemployment. However, there is still no word on when the TERS is set to be reinstated. As much as the entities welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa announcing its return, further details on the matter are yet to be publicised.

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Sabelo Makhubo
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