List of trucking companies which have been paid the UIF COVID-19 TERS

List of trucking companies which have been paid the UIF COVID-19 TERS

Some trucking companies have received UIF crisis money as part of the Covid-19 Temporary Relief scheme (TERS).

The Unemployment Insurance Fund released an online list of all the employers who have received the special grant to pay their staff.

Workers can now check online whether their employers have been paid.

The first payment covered five weeks to end-April. Applications for May have not yet opened.

As part of the Covid-19 Temporary Relief scheme (TERS), workers who are put on leave, have been laid off temporarily or whose employers can’t afford to pay their full salaries are entitled to a special payout from the UIF.

The maximum a worker will get is R6,730 a month (if you earn more than R17,700) – while the minimum amount is R3,500.

Companies had to apply for the TERS money over recent weeks, and by Sunday, the UIF paid out R5.3 billion in Covid-19 benefits to companies, with 1.1 million workers benefiting. A further R2.4 billion was cleared for payment on Monday, and R1.9 billion in payments were still outstanding.

Some of the trucking companies who received the UIF COVID-19 TERS:

Full list here

But at a recent briefing, labour minister Thulas Nxesi said more companies should apply. By government’s estimate another 220,000 employees – whose employers did not apply – should have benefited from the scheme.

Nxesi said that employees can now apply directly with the UIF for the Ters funding.

The first payment covered five weeks to end-April. Applications for May have not yet opened.

Nxesi said that the UIF has budgeted for three months of payment. Government is now assessing whether this period can be extended, but Nxesi warned that the UIF may be forced to reduce the benefit. “At some stage, we may hit a crisis.”

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