Solidarity warns against stricter lockdown regulations

In April, the IMF forecasFile: Lockdowns brought activity in countless sectors grinding to a halt, forcing governments to make available billions in aid to see them through the worst of the crisis.t that business closures and lockdowns to slow the spread of the virus would throw the world into a deep recession.

File: Lockdowns brought activity in countless sectors to a grinding halt, forcing governments to make available billions in aid to see them through the worst of the crisis.

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JOHANNESBURG - Trade union Solidarity is threatening to take government to court if it reintroduces tighter lockdown regulations.

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Solidarity has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa and Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma about its intention.

The union cautions that any tightening of the existing lockdown restrictions would be ineffective and devastating to the economy and citizens.

Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation in the next week, after considering recommendations by the health department. 

Solidarity believes another drastic lockdown would make people more vulnerable.

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This after over two million people lost their jobs in the second quarter of the year.

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