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CWAO and COVID-19 Worker Rights

Press Release

25 May 2020
Important victory as UIF C19 TERS benefit is extended to non-registered workers after legal action by worker advice organisations

On 25 May, 2020, the Minister of Employment and Labour extended the scope of the UIF’s Covid-19 Temporary Employer Employee Relief Scheme (C19 TERS) to cover workers who are not registered for UIF. This comes on the eve of an urgent Labour Court application set down for hearing on 28 May, brought by the Casual Workers Advice Office (CWAO), Women on Farms Project (WFP) and the Izwi Domestic Workers Alliance (Izwi).

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Stop the Spread of Covid 19
Don't Spread Coronavirus

Prevent the Spread of Corona Virus

 CoVID-19 Prevention Pamphlet

Workers Rights During  Lockdown
Worker Rights Under Lockdown

Know Your Rights: Bosses Must Pay Workers During Lockdown

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Don’t let the bosses put workers and communities in danger! Organise to Fight Corona Virus Now!

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Hold Your Employees to Account during Lockdown. What is fair treatment?

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CWAO Covid 19 Hotline
CWAO Coronavirus Helpline

Contact the CWAO coronavirus helpline
between 6.00 am and 4.00 p.m daily.

Meme
072 324 3865

Thabang
072 324 5544

You can also contact us by e-mail at corona@cwao.org.za

Pocast: TERS Application isiZulu
CWAO Podcasts

27 April 2020
EMPLOYERS LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR APPLYING FOR TERS GRANT FOR AFFECTED WORKERS (isiZulu Podcast)

The UIF’s Covid-19 Temporary Relief Scheme was created to support workers that have been laid off during the National State of Disaster and the lockdown. At first it was left to employers to decide if they should apply on behalf of their workers or not. This podcast explains that employers are now legally obliged to apply for the grant for their workers if they have been laid off without pay.

Political Opinion
Political Perspectives on Fighting Coronavirus

23 March 2020
Government Protects Private Hospital Profits as COVID-19 Rages
Written by: Oupa Lehulere, Collective Editor Khanya College

21 March 2020
Worshipping the Markets while South Africa Burns
Written by: Oupa Lehore, Collective Editor Khanya College

19 March 2020
Forum News Issue No 9 - Special Edition
Published by: Gauteng Community Healthcare Forum & Khanya College

SA Legislation regarding Corona Virus
State Regulations

COVID-19 Direction on Health & Safety Measures in the Workplace 28 April 2020

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The Law says bosses must apply for TERS to pay workers who lose wages during lockdown

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Trade unions can operate under Level 4

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Compensation for Occupationally-Aquired Novel Corona Virus Disease

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Prevention of the Spread of COVI -19 in SA Public Transport

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Employer and Worker Response to COVD and Lockdown
Employer and Worker Responses to the Virus & Lockdown

14 April 2020

PROFIT OR WORKERS' LIVES? EMPLOYER RESPONSES TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
This report analyses the response of 75 companies to the state of lockdown, 35 who remain operating as an essential service and 40 who have ceased operating. While the sample of companies is not nationally representative, the findings provide important insights into the challenges workers are facing

Published by: Carin Runciman and Lynford Dor, Centre for Social Change, University of Johannesburg

01 April 2020

CWAO URGENT APPEAL FOR AMENDMENTS TO COVID 19 TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE/EMPLOYER RELIEF SCHEME (TERS)
CWAO has appealed, on behalf of all affected workers, for urgent amendments to be made to the current C-19 TERS scheme.

Published by: Ighsaan Schroeder, Casual Workers'Advice Office

Information Pamphlets
Info Pamphlets

You are welcome to download these information pamphlets and distribute