Archive for October, 2010

Layoffs loom at agency in transition

Iwanowicz, who was named to the top spot Thursday after Gov. David Paterson fired Commissioner Pete Grannis Oct. 21 over a leaked DEC memo on the dire impact of planned layoffs, also faced another major environmental downsizing during his first day on the job. New York state is home to the nation’s largest Superfund project, the dredging of toxic PCBs from a 40-mile stretch of the Hudson River …

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PAL workers protest DoLE decision

Philippine Airlines (PAL) employees on Monday started a series of protest actions against the recent decision of Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz to allow the mass layoff of some 2,600 workers.

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Labor dep’t OKs layoff of 2,600 PAL workers

The Department of Labor and Employment has given flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) the green light to proceed with the layoff of 2,600 employees as a consequence of its plan to outsource services to cut costs.

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Hitman developer hit with more layoffs

Filed under: Action This year has been a rocky one for developer Io Interactive. The studio best known for its Hitman series as well as the Kane and Lynch titles is dealing with its second series of layoffs in 2010. Kotaku has confirmed the layoffs with a rep for Io Interactive’s owner Square Enix , stating, “I can confirm that we have made some internal changes at Io Interactive which has …

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Bleak Xmas: DOLE allows layoff of 3,000 PAL workers

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has allowed Philippine Airlines’ planned mass layoff of some 3,000 employees when she affirmed DOLE’s June 2010 order denying the motion for reconsideration of the ground crew union at the national flag carrier. To be affected by the retrenchment are employees in PAL’s inflight catering, airport services, and call center operations.

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Bleak Christmas: DOLE allows layoff of 3,000 PAL workers

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has allowed Philippine Airlines’ planned mass layoff of some 3,000 employees when she affirmed the previous order denying the motion for reconsideration of the ground crew union at the national flag carrier. To be affected by the retrenchment are employees in PAL’s inflight catering operations, airport services operations, and call center operations.

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