LETTER: Employment act needs a revamp for working remotely
The pandemic has forced the world to rethink how and where the workforce works, but SA is behind the times
Thank you to Gideon Du Plessis for pointing out some of the pros and cons of working remotely (Benefits can outweigh drawbacks in new workplace reality (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2020-08-16-benefits-can-outweigh-drawbacks-in-new-workplace-reality/), August 16).
It is about time our nation looks at atypical employment. Before the pandemic our unemployment rate was statistically the worst in the world. During the pandemic, we’ve been forced to at least try to save some jobs by working from home. After the pandemic we are going to have to try to pick up the broken pieces of our economy to ensure we can start regaining the loss experienced over the past 20 years...
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