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GOVERNMENT TO TAKE STERN STEPS AGAINST COMPANIES RETRENCHING EMPLOYEES DURING THE ONGOING SOE

Written by on February 12, 2021

Minister of Employment, Labour Productivity & Skills Development, Mpho Balopi says government will take steps against companies who have retrenched employees without informing commissioner of labour during the State of the public emergency.

The State of Public Emergency was introduced in April last year, as one way of curbing the spread of COVID19.

When addressing parliament this morning, Balopi said government is concerned about reported incidents of illegal retrenchments and dismissed staff, inconsistent with the pronouncements made by the government to cushion businesses during COVID-19.The minister said some companies who have violated these laws have already been brought before courts of law.