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Garda Security notified staff that the lay offs will be effective from 25 January 2012 and the public is being advised to consider an alternative form of travel.
The written contract of employment, if there is one, is very important when it comes to a lay off.
Lebanese media firms struck by global financial crisis; lay off employees
According to Volvo spokesman Jim McNamara, the lay offs will affect hourly workers at the truck assembly plant.
Although the two-year Memorandum of Agreement still contains a wage reduction of 11 per cent but with no retroactivity, it also contains a clear restriction on the number of jobs that may be contracted out during the lifetime of the contract with no more than 400 full-time employee lay offs in the first year and no more than 200 full-time employees in the second year.