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'Nedlac agrees that where possible work-from-home arrangements should be made'

Business, government and unions met on Monday at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) to discuss how the social partners can work together to respond to COVID-19.

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Eusebius McKaiser facilitates a discussion with Nedlac executive director Lisa Seftel to get insight on the matter and the meeting that took place.

Yesterday's meeting was an unprecedented response to an unprecedented situation and there was a common commitment that we need to work together on a common platform to save the economy and to save lives in relation to COVID-19 pandemic.

Lisa Seftel, Executive director - Nedlac

She said the gathering was a special executive meeting with only one item on the agenda and that was on how businesses respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There were presentations from the Department of Health and a presentation around the impact and the labour impact from the respective ministers.

Lisa Seftel, Executive director - Nedlac

There was a commitment from business and labour to follow proper hygiene measures in workplaces, she says.

There was understanding and commitment that where possible work-from-home arrangements should be made. There need to be sector engagements to agree on sector-specific initiatives.

Lisa Seftel, Executive director - Nedlac

Listen below to the full conversation:

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