Bars and restaurants sector predicts collapse without reissue of BEm to pay wages

Business owners in the bar and restaurant segment are expecting the resumption of the Income and Employment Preservation Programme (BEm), which ended in December. The frustration lit a red alert in the sector, one of the most punished by the covid-19 pandemic. The program allows companies to reduce the working hours and the wages of employees, with the government assuming the supplement of the amount. The measure, according to Abrasel, avoided millions of layoffs in 2020.

Source: R7 Economia