THE MANUFACTURING CIRCLE CALLS FOR SECTOR-WIDE PARTICIPATION IN COVID-19 HEALTH, SAFETY AND HYGIENE PROTOCOLS COMPLIANCE CAMPAIGN
Manufacturing in South Africa continues to be adversely affected by the uncertainty surrounding the resumption of economic activity.
The Manufacturing Circle is calling on all small, medium, micro-enterprises, and large manufacturing firms to participate in a sector-wide campaign to assess our readiness to re-enter the economy by ensuring that we each have well thought out compliance plans to implement COVID 19 Health, Safety and Hygiene Protocols.
While in full support of phase-two of the lockdown, the Manufacturing Circle recognises the need for manufacturers to assure government and our own workforces that we are ready and that we are fully cognisant that the health and well-being of our workers is directly linked to businesses productivity. Workplace readiness measures are directly linked to motivating for the manufacturing sector to resume operations as efficiently and effectively as possible.
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PLEASE PAY YOUR SMME SUPPLIERS
525 000 SMMEs and 6.6 MILLION JOBS AT RISK
The CEO Initiative, which was established in 2016 as a collaboration between government and business to address some of the most pressing challenges to the country’s economic growth, has supported the call of Business for SA (B4SA) for all large companies to pay their SMME creditors.
To read the statement, please go to https://www.businessforsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CEO-Initiative-Statement-Payment-of-SMEs-13-April-2020.pdf
To find out about temporary relief for employers and employees through the UIF, go to https://www.businessforsa.org/c-19-ters-benefit-what-you-need-to-know/
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