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Motorola Adds More to Layoff Compensation Package Following Protests in China

08-21 12:02 Caijing
Motorola said it will do all it can to help these employees survive this hard time and provide them with compensation and re-employment services to help them find new jobs.

Motorola added more terms to its compensation package following protests in Beijing and Nanjing against its recent decision to lay off over 1000 workers in China, a newspaper in Beijing reported.

The new plan added solutions for employees’ unused annual leave and reimbursement of housing subsidy, which would raise the compensation for each employee by 30,000-40,000 yuan.

According to Motorola's earlier compensation plan, the laid-off employees will receive a salary till September 20, and the compensation will equal three times the average monthly salary multiplied by the number of years each individual employee has served at Motorola, plus a two-month salary bonus.

Motorola Mobile earlier this month announced its plan to lay off 4000 workers worldwide, about one-fourth of them in China.

However, the layoff plan didn’t go the way it wanted to be in the world’s largest smart phone market, as hundreds refused to terminate their employment contracts by the deadline of August 15th.

About 100 workers in Beijing gathered at Motorola’s headquarter in Beijing on Aug 17th, waving banners saying “anti-violence layoff” and calling for open layoff plan and talks, said the newspaper.

According to one Motorola China staff, the company forced workers to sign the employment termination contract in 1-2 days following the downsizing announcement and refused to reveal any specific information on the layoff plan.

Google confirmed on August 13th that its Motorola mobile company decided to lay off about 4,000 people, about 20 percent of its global workforce of the handset manufacturer and shut down one-third of its 94 offices globally.

Motorola will do all it can to help these employees survive this hard time and provide them with compensation and re-employment services to help them find new jobs, the company said in a statement.

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