The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), a statutory body for aggrieved employees, says it will no longer be able to operate at full capacity as a result of its upcoming R617m budget cut.

 

The commission’s finances are so dire that it had resolved to stop doing conciliation and would instead go straight to arbitration.

 

The cut will also affect its ability to help employees being retrenched by employers. This will have a knock-on effect on the unemployment crisis.