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coronavirus affecting the workforce

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A pilot programme to help disadvantaged students obtain a degree or postgraduate qualification, with work experience and without debt, has struggled to achieve its ambitions as work opportunities for students dwindle in an unbelievably difficult economy that has been rocked by the pandemic.

One of the unfortunate consequences for employees of this outbreak of corona virus, is potential retrenchment. This week Ivan explains the benefits offered by the Department of Employment and Labour to mitigate this eventuality, and reminds employers of the importance of following the consultation steps as set our in the retrenchment clauses of the Labour Relations Act. 

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