(Honestly I couldn’t really figure the best Forum for this, Moddos please relocate as you all see fit)
(Chewy probably has some knowledge to add into this)
OK, so here’s the deal.
My brother-in-law in Alberta works a white collar middle management (non-union) gig for what was once Western Canada’s largest (by a LOT) furniture/appliance chain, although their market share has dropped quite a bit in recent times.
He’s been with them about 30 years, give or take a couple.
The company was just bought by the country’s largest player in this field.
(Surprisingly, this has little or nothing to do with the most recent oilfield business bust, at least not directly)
The new owners are Ontario-based, and among other changes, are absorbing his department’s function into their existing operation in Toronto.
His entire Dept has been informed that they are no longer employed as of the end of April this year.
The rumour is that there was initially no package on offer, but that the former owners pressured the new owners into providing one, who knows the truth behind this.
So they’re going to give him 1 year’s pay as severance.
Here’s the thing, and please feel free to correct me if I’m missing something here, based on current labour regs in Taiwan, wouldn’t they be required to hand over at least 30 (ish) months’ pay??
Kind of bizarre if, in fact, Taiwan has labour protection superior to that of Commie Pinko Socialist Alberta, it seems to me.