Nxesi: workers at risk of losing jobs due to riots will be helped through UIF

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Article highlights:

  • Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has warned that 75,000 people in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng faced being laid off or retrenched after the week-long violence that flared through those two provinces earlier this month;
  • His department, together with commerce, industry and small business, was counting the cost of a week of violence and distraction and working on ways to help some;
  • The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is a basket of benefits that can serve as an intervention mechanism to support the affected workers and companies.