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Covid-19 fallout: More than 100 staff turn up to work only to find out they're sacked

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Covid-19 fallout: More than 100 staff turn up to work only to find out they're sacked



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Sanook reported that well over 100 workers turned up at a Japanese owned shock absorber factory in the Amata City industrial estate in Chonburi only to find out that they had been sacked. 


Each of 130 workers was called in individually to be told the terms of their surprise dismissal.


There was no advance warning. Each was told that the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating effect on the economy meant they could not be kept on. 


One ageing employee said they had little chance of finding another job. They begged to be kept on but were denied.


A union at KYB (Thailand) is furious with the manner in which the company acted saying at the very least the company should have given advance warning.


A first phase of redundancies was announced for 150 people on the 15th of July and now 130 had been let go. 


Some complained that they were receiving very little compensation. 


Sanook described a tearful scene outside the company on Thursday as friends hugged each other before hearing their fate.


Thai Rath reported elsewhere that many of those sacked were 40 years old and up with a lot of financial commitments.


Source: Sanook



-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-07-25
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1 hour ago, thequietman said:

The Japanese are generally known for their fairness in employment issues. I find it hard to believe that they wouldn't give some kind of notice, or reward.

Is it possible that the workers were told, but chose to forget it! After all, when a foreigner speaks, they generally don't listen.


Anyway, I hope they are successful at finding new employment, although I don't have high hopes for them. 😞

Why would they not listen when they're very close to lose their jobs? 

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34 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 In the U.S., which failed to adopt any nationwide protective measures against CV, the annual death toll from the flu is typically 30,000 or so, heading up to 60,000 for really bad years.


Thus far from CV, in just 6 months or so, there are 140,000+ dead in the U.S. and heading toward more than 220,000 according to projections. At least for the U.S., CV has been nothing comparable to a bad flu year.

“Swine Flu”

The  US Centre for Disease and Control Prevention  (CDC)  estimated that 150, 000 to 575,000 people died from (H1N1) pandemic virus infection in the first year of the outbreak.

  • 80% of the virus-related deaths were estimated to occur in those < 65 years of age.


An analysis of countries and US states or major cities with at least 250 COVID-19 deaths as of 4th  April reports that individuals aged <65 accounts for less than 10% of all COVID-19 deaths.



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