Portugal -Socorama closes half of its cinemas, 75 to be laid off February -14, 2013

Cinema chain Socorama Castello-Lopes has announced it is closing 49 of its 106 cinemas in the country, expecting to lay off 75 staff. Despite attempts by trade unions and the works council, the company has refused to open negotiations on the number of job losses or the height of the redundancy pay. Socorama has made know it will be paying out the legal minimum redundancy pay of one month per year of work. Unions have expressed worries that the cinema giant will not come through on its payments.

English: http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/cinema-giant-refuses-negotiation ...  

 

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