'If you can't pay salaries due to lockdown apply for UIF for your employees'
Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) commissioner Teboho Maruping says employers have a choice on how they treat their employees during this lockdown.
South Africans are currently going through a 21-day lockdown as a form of mitigating the spread of the novel coronavirus that has been killing thousands around the world.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections stand at 1,462 and five people have died due to the virus.
Maruping joins Bongani Bingwa to discuss what employers should do during this time.
We all know that this lockdown is not the making of the employer nor of the employees. As an employer, we are saying to you do what is in your power to manage your relationship with your employee. Apply on behalf of your employees if you cannot afford to pay them for this period so that we can be able to cover a potion of their wages for this period.Teboho Maruping, Commissioner - UIF
He says the country faces a difficult situation and the UIF is pleading for with the employer to do what is right for their employees.
Employers need to apply for UIF on behalf of their employees.Teboho Maruping, Commissioner - UIF
Listen below to the full conversation:
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