A decision by the government to end its flagship Covid-19 wage protection scheme would be devastating for the hospitality sector, where about three quarters of employees are either dependent on the scheme or have been retrenched already, according  to the Tourism Business Council of SA (TBCSA).

The state looks set for a battle with business and labour unions, after news that the National Coronavirus Command Council has decided that the Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) should not be extended past mid-September...

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