Fewer local companies resorting to furloughs to cut back costs: gov't
CNATAIPEI -- The number of employees forced to take leave without pay had dropped slightly as of Aug. 15, according to government figures released Friday. The data also showed a small decrease in the number of companies resorting to furloughs to cut costs.
August 17, 2013, 12:04 am TWN
As of mid-August, 663 workers from 32 companies had reached agreements with their employers to take furloughs, according to the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) figures.
The data from the previous two weeks showed that 704 workers from 34 companies had agreed to such arrangements.
The figures at the end of the first two weeks in August were significantly lower than at the end of last year, when 4,450 workers had furlough agreements, indicating a more stable labor market despite tepid economic growth.
Employers are required to sign written agreements with their workers before sending them on furlough.
The CLA encourages workers to call its hotline (0800-085151) to file complaints about suspected violation of the rules or other irregularities. Its furlough data is published on the first and 16th day of every month.