If half of production has already been moved, and the next half takes six months then it takes a year to shift production. To then say workers have been given only a month's notice you're basically saying they are a bit dim if they haven't been seeing what's been coming the last six months.
Whilst 'formal' notification may only be a month, the company only has to meet contractual terms AND if notification had been any earlier, can you imagine how many may have left too early to complete the move?
+ .. in production lines, the grapevine network is powerful ..
I know, since a friends employer was negotiating for a sale, and almost everybody in the company knew it, more than six months before it became official
Same for another company, when they were proposing a merger, and the Due diligence was going on, only the dumbest didn't believe life is going to be ok
Back to NTUC, well, I know NTUC has stepped in for a friend who sought early retirement and NTUC negotiated a larger payoff, vs the initial offer by the employer .. more than double ..
so as a union member, he did get some benefit for the 9$ a month