South Africans flood CCMA offices over retrenchments, unfair dismissals

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People queue outside the CCMA office in Johannesburg this week
People queue outside the CCMA office in Johannesburg this week

The massive loss of jobs – brought about by the Covid-19 coronavirus – has resulted in hordes of people flocking into the offices of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), which began operations again last week for the first time since the nationwide lockdown began in March.

When the CCMA’s doors opened last Wednesday, South Africans rushed into its offices, hoping to get some sort of assistance.

Many people’s livelihoods had changed drastically as a result of unfair dismissals and retrenchments.

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