22 Nov, 2022 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Mass redundancy, mandatory or optional social plan, strike

22 Nov, 2022 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

In the event of mass redundancies, the consultation procedure aims to negotiate a social plan. When this dialogue becomes tense, the unions intervene and a strike may occur. What are the employer's means of action?

When the employer wishes to dismiss a certain number of employees over a relatively short period of time, the mass redundancy procedure must be respected. The employer can take certain measures if the employees react to the mass redundancy by going on strike.

This article discusses the following topics:

  • cumulative conditions for mass redundancy
  • minimum number of leaves
  • 30-day period of action
  • consultation procedure
  • employees' proposals
  • mandatory or optional social plan
  • strike and measures to end it
  • consequences of a legal or illegal strike

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