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Reopen labour centres for UIF applications – DA

Covid-19 3 months ago

This is to assist workers who want to apply for UIF during the lockdown period, with thousands expected to apply for the special Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme.


31 Mar 2020
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Reopen labour centres for UIF applications – DA

Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on the Department of Employment and Labour to re-open the main labour centres in all nine provinces, to deal with the flood of Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) claims that will be submitted as a result of the 21-day lockdown period. DA Shadow Minister of Employment and Labour Michael Cardo said the move to close down all labour centres for the duration of the lockdown would leave UIF claimants stranded. “Many UIF claimants do not have computers to access the Department’s services online. They need to be able to access hard copies of the relevant...

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