Government urged to use UIF to temporarily mitigate COVID-19 effect on workers
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is pushing government to find a way to put the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) to use in tackling the impact of the coronavirus on employees forced to self-isolate.
The trade union federation's spokesperson, Sizwe Pamla, says this is just a temporary solution and that a more comprehensive plan is needed.
We think going forward we need a more comprehensive and sustainable way of dealing with the economic effects of coronavirus.Sizwe Pamla, Spokesperson - Cosatu
Government has to work with all social partners to look at a number of additional measures to support companies and their employees who become distressed due to the coronavirus.Sizwe Pamla, Spokesperson - Cosatu
The relevant bodies are going to start putting the modalities together so that we have a sense in terms of the projections of what is it that we are likely to be dealing with.Sizwe Pamla, Spokesperson - Cosatu
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