Labour minister Thulas Nxesi says the authorities can now not come up with the cash for to fund one other extension of the Quick-term Employment Aid Scheme (TERs). He acknowledged because most corporations have resumed operations below stage 1 lockdown, the fund is now not going to bustle after March.
“No matter extensions we have got performed modified into as soon as since the urgent mission for those workers to have livelihoods. We needed to abolish the scheme in which, faucet from other sources that have been intended for other programmes of the UIF. However, given the disaster of this mission, we needed to enter those sources,” he prompt MPs on Thursday.
The minister added the diagram modified into as soon as below substantial stress financially because it also benefited workers who did now not contribute to the UIF fund.
“The rationale we wished to fast attain away with Ters modified into as soon as that this modified into as soon as a particular programme which covered even the of us that did now not pay but their employers needed to label an acknowledgment of that, and we’re following them,” he acknowledged.