Is it possible for a striking worker to receive temporary disability benefit?
If the worker goes on sick leave before the legal strike, they will continue to receive the temporary disability benefit; this shall also apply in the event of a lockout.
However, if the worker goes on sick leave while the legal strike or lockout is in progress, he/she will not receive the benefit until either the strike or lockout has finished. Nonetheless, if the temporary disability is caused by a work-related injury, the benefit will be awarded and paid.
If the strike is considered illegal, the worker will not be entitled to the benefit and will continue to be refused the benefit even if he/she become affiliated to the scheme in question.