Definition of collective dismissal (number of employees concerned):
No statutory definition of collective dismissal (no number specified)
The LA only defines redundancy as "involuntary and permanent loss of employment caused by an excess of manpower".
Prior consultations with trade unions (workers' representatives):
No mandatory consultations with the trade union or worker's representatives in the event of redundancy. The employer is only required to inform then of the reasons for and the extent of the anticipated redundancy (sec. 20(1)(a) LA).
Notification to the public administration:
Notification to workers' representatives:
Sec. 20(1)(a) LA: In the event of redundancy, the employer shall inform the trade union or workers' representative concerned of the reasons for and the extent of the anticipated redundancy.
Approval by public administration or judicial bodies:
Approval by workers' representatives:
Priority rules for collective dismissals (social considerations, age, job tenure):
Sec. 20(1)(b) LA: the principle of "last in, first out" shall be adopted in the discharge of the particular category of workers affected, subject to all factors of relative merit, including skill, ability and reliability.
Employer's obligation to consider alternatives to dismissal (transfers, retraining...):
Priority rules for re-employment: