Firm backtracked on severance: laid-off workers

The China Post
Date: April 19, 2017
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Laid-off textile workers from the Lilytex Group (立益紡織集團)

A former employee from Lilytex Group (立益紡織集團), a local textile manufacturer, protests outside the company’s Taipei headquarters on Tuesday, April 18. (CNA)

protested outside the Ministry of Labor on Tuesday, accusing the firm of backtracking on a promise to pay workers severance above the legal minimum.

The local textile manufacturer abruptly shut operations in late March, leaving its 28 workers unemployed, Hsu Tong-guei (徐同溎), director of the company’s labor union, said on Tuesday.

Some of the senior workers were two months away from retirement, Hsu said, and had now lost approximately NT$300,000 in retirement benefits.

Hsu said that the company had been shutting down its textile factories for several years now and that the protests on Tuesday were by the company’s remaining employees.

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