The Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) organised Tuesday a press conference shedding light on the situation of laid-off
public company workers and that of laid-off
As per certain contracts, the laid-off
employees involved in unions will be eligible to get income and benefits for a year.
Summary: <p>BEIRUT: The Samir Kassir Eyes (SKeyes) Foundation held a meeting on Monday to express solidarity with laid-off
employees at several Lebanese media outlets.
Under the federal COBRA program, laid-off
workers have the right to temporarily keep their group health coverage under their former employer's medical plan, if the employer had 20 or more employees.
employees were given severance packages, which included placement support and counseling, according to Mr.
When CSX reduced its workforce, the company and its employees' union agreed to a forced transfer arrangement under which laid-off
employees were allowed to choose among three options: They could transfer to a new location and come back to work for CSX, remain laid-off
and forfeit any further temporary benefits while retaining their employment rights, or leave the company after receiving a lumpsum payment.
Shame hangs heavy over the economic landscape: the shame of the newly laid-off
, the shame of the chronically poor.
Because these companies' sales orders and profit margins never fully recovered (and many of the workers' jobs were automated), they never recalled most of their laid-off
workers to their former positions.
At press time, however, all of the laid-off
employees had yet to be paid, leaving many in a significant financial hole.
Joanne Rygh, now retired, was a teacher at Pomelo Elementary School 20 years ago when the laid-off
fabric salesman knocked on her school's door offering his services for free.
The Partial Claims Program allows employers to keep trained staff partially employed during slow business times and allows temporarily laid-off
employees to receive partial UI benefits.
Under an arbitration ruling last year, the carrier must recall the laid-off
pilots once passenger volumes return to the level of before the 11 September attacks.