Large-scale referrals decline, CCMA says

South Africa's already struggling economy, has taken an even bigger stumble due to the lockdown. This has left thousands of people without jobs. The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration says it received a significant increase in retrenchment related cases in May and June.

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's already struggling economy has taken an even bigger stumble due to the lockdown. This has left thousands of people without jobs.

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) says it received a significant increase in retrenchment related cases in May and June.

However, CCMA says there's been a decline in referrals of large-scale retrenchments this month.

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It says it received more referrals earlier this year before the lockdown.

July is said to have been their busiest month during the lockdown.

Thousands of jobs have been shed in the past months.

READ: South Africa's unemployment rate increases

"We've seen a slight increase in June but still not in the volume we used to see in the past say for February and March before the lockdown started.

"July saw a similar pattern and shown as that the numbers are closer before lockdown, which is approximately 18-19000 per month," Marius Kotze from the CCMA said.

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eNCA