The R500 billion economic and social relief package that has been made available by government to beat the effects of the coronavirus and help South Africans in need during the nation’s battle against Covid-19 shows that government is putting our citizens first and will not spare any expense to assist where it can.
UASA is especially pleased that efforts are being made to cover salaries that may not be paid and to protect and create jobs in these difficult times. Ramaphosa announced that R100 billion will be used to protect and create new jobs while another R40 billion will be used for income support for employees whose employers are unable to pay wages.
We also welcome the grant increase to child beneficiaries who will receive and extra R300 during May and then an extra R500 for five months thereafter as well as the R250 all other grant beneficiaries will receive over the next three months, and the R350 for six months for all unemployed people who are not collecting UIF or another grant.
We hope that these plans will be executed swiftly and smoothly to the benefit of our people.
UASA is looking forward to more information on the incremental lifting of the lockdown to restart the economy.
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