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lay off

[′lā ¦ȯf]
(engineering)
The process of fairing a ship's lines or an airplane's in a mold loft in order to make molds and templates for structural units.
(navigation)
The act of steering a ship away from the shore, a pier, or another ship.
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If lay-offs were inevitable it is vital to follow proper procedures in order to avoid tribunal claims.
"If people are laid off, they are certainly entitled to lay-off pay."
No Halewood staff are expected to lose their jobs during the lay-offs.
A further assumption is that those who remain will be as productive and efficient after the lay-off as they were before, if not more so.
"Workers get lay-off pay of about 80 per cent of their normal wage."
Previously unattractive business propositions may merit another look, which is not to say lay-offs should be avoided at all costs.
EB also said it expects to book non-recurring costs of EUR2.6m in the second half of 2010 in connection with the lay-offs, decreased personnel and lower sales volumes.
The step follows other lay-offs in recent months aimed at reducing car production due to falling demand.
But Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones revealed some employees had been written to indicating there would be some 700 temporary lay-offs in December.
"At a special meeting, the company has confirmed that the reduced Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo volumes would lead to temporary lay-offs during the month of December."
Lay-off notices at Hyundai could spark violence when workers return to work today.
Northwest has previously said that the decision on the lay-offs was a result of parking about 30 DC-9 aircraft and closing a heavy maintenance line servicing those aircraft.