Lockdown in pictures - Day 118: Fired, fired, retrenched, fired, retrenched, retrenched

By Jeffrey Abrahams

22 July 2020

Day 118 Lockdown: The queue outside the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) office in Darling Street was not a happy one. The CCMA is described as a “dispute resolution body” dealing in labour matters. Staff at reception say they have never been this busy, with numbers easily double the usual. As an official walked the queue to check why people were there, I overheard: fired, fired, retrenched, fired, retrenched, retrenched…