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Why is consultation with affected employees before implementing Lay-offs important?

Where a contract of employment is silent on the issue of Temporary Lay-Offs, an employer is obligated to embark upon a consultation process with the affected employees, in an attempt to reach an agreement. This obligation is intended to protect employees from any unilateral changes to the terms and conditions of their employment – which amounts to an unfair labour practice.  Affected employees, and […]

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