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From the Collection of enactment and decrees of the government for 1921, Administration of the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR

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On the issue of a two‐week severance pay to workers and employees who are dismissed from service in connection with the transition of enterprises and institutions to new forms of remuneration. ( Izv. No. 273, S. U. 77‐646 ). See labor.

Article No. 64 6.

Decree of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars.

In view of the significant number of people dismissed from service in connection with the transition of enterprises and institutions to new forms of remuneration, the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars, in amending 147 of the General Regulations on the Tariff ( 1920, No. 61‐62, Art. 276 ) decides:

1.  Workers and employees of state‐owned enterprises and institutions who are dismissed from service through no fault of their own (due to staff reductions, suspension of work of the enterprise or its liquidation, etc.), receive a severance pay in the amount of half a monthʹs earnings according to the average earnings calculated for the last three months.

2.  Payment for piecework and bonuses for special assignments that are not part of the workerʹs direct responsibilities are not included in the average earnings.

3.  Regular food rations included in wages are given on an equal basis.

Signed by:

Chairman of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars V. Ulyanov (Lenin) .

N. Gorbunov, Administrator of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars .

Secretary L. Fotieva .

November 28, 1921.

Published in No. 273 Izvestia of the All‐Russian Central Executive Committee of Soviets dated December 7, 1921.