Labour unions are calling on the government to ensure that workers are compensated if it elects to impose a lockdown This is in light of the rapid spread of covid-19.
South Africa currently has 554 confirmed cases
Cosatu says it is concerned that the virus is likely to continue spreading due to the crammed conditions of the public transport system
A large number of South Africans make use of the system on their daily commute
COSATU’s Bheki Ntshalishali says it is concerned over what will happen to workers if indeed a lockdown is ordered
Nehawu’s Khaya Xaba says further engagements with the department of labor are necessary in order to try and find solutions