UIF TERS: Agreement reached to extend payments to workers and companies affected by the adjusted level 4 lockdown

Cape Talk Breakfast host, Refilwe Moloto chatted to Matthew Parks, Cosatu’s parliamentary coordinator and delegate to Nedlac about TERS payments.

Trade union federation Cosatu says an agreement has been reached to extend the COVID-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) payments to workers and companies affected by the adjusted level 4 lockdown.

This includes the liquor industry, tourism, and hospitality sectors.

Business, labour, and the government agreed in principle to bring back Ters payments at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac).

Parkssays the TERS benefits for affected workers would follow the same framework as previous payments.

Cabinet and the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) will have to approve the terms of the extension.

TERS applications could reopen in the next two weeks with payouts starting at the end of July if all goes accordingly.

Listen to the full interview here.

FEDHASA will keep you updated as and when more details become available.

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