Lazada layoffs: Workers to get ‘enhanced support package’ after company and union reach


SINGAPORE: Employees retrenched during Lazada’s recent layoffs will get “an enhanced support package” following talks between the company and the workers’ union.  

In a joint statement on Sunday (Feb 4), Lazada, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and its affiliate Food, Drinks and Allied Workers Union (FDAWU) said that “an amicable settlement” has been reached, and the package will be used to help eligible affected union members.

Lazada has also established a dedicated training fund for FDAWU to provide employment and employability support for affected members in collaboration with NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute).

Stressing that all considerations were taken seriously, Lazada and FDAWU said they would continue working closely to address the affected workers’ needs and concerns.

“Lazada gave FDAWU direct recognition in October 2020. This means that as the legally recognised union for Lazada, FDAWU could enter into further discussions with Lazada to secure a better outcome for FDAWU union members,” the statement read.

“FDAWU also recognises that there are affected general branch members from other Lazada entities that are non-unionised. Although these are non-unionised entities, FDAWU hopes to support eligible general branch members.”



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