COVID-19 destroys 67,132 livelihoods

Gaborone Station during lockdown PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Gaborone Station during lockdown PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

Whilst a recent Statistics Botswana survey indicates a 20,000 decline in the employed population, the study further estimated 67,132 people lost jobs or businesses due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The report on jobs data released this week presents results for data collected in the fourth quarter; from October to December 2020.

It presents information on employment, unemployment, wages from the formal sector, youth employment and unemployment, disability employment and other labour force indicators. Also included in the report is the impact of COVID-19 on employment and household enterprises.

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Shame on BotswanaPost, like-minded employers

Just recently, the Manual Workers Union successfully interdicted BotswanaPost from implementing new terms and conditions of employment for its members without the union’s knowledge.The union then took the BotswanaPost to court seeking to stop the postal parastatal from implementing terms and conditions of the workers who fall under their membership without being involved on their behalf.In his ruling, Justice Isaac Bahuma of the Gaborone...

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