Thousands of workers in the clothing manufacturing industry became the first in SA to receive payouts from the Covid-19 relief fund run by the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).

This comes after employment and labour minister Thulas Nxesi extended a ground-breaking agreement reached by textile industry stakeholders last week,  to nonparties, which allows for the sector's employees to be paid their full wages for a six-week Covid-19 lockdown period...

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