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Newsletter May, 2020

Examples of Essential Services Exempted from Suspension

May, 2020
  • Specific laws were enacted in France, New Zealand, Ontario (Canada) and South Africa containing a list of essential services that could continue operating during the pandemic.
  • Employment services were considered essential in France, New Zealand and Ontario.
  • Employers’ organisations were included in the list in New Zealand.

South Africa: Social dialogue institution presents solutions to the recovery

May, 2020
  • South African social partners gathered with the government and civil society to present proposals during the crisis.
  • A temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme was developed.
  • South African social dialogue institution National Economic Development Council (NEDLAC) was called to provide proposals and solutions on the means to mitigate unemployment and assist employees suspended from work.  

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