I will let read Regulation 5 of the Employment (Termination and Layoff Benefits) Regulations as below:
".. 5. (1) Where an employee is employed under a contract on such terms and conditions that his remuneration thereunder depends on his being provided by the employer with work of the kind he is employed to do, he shall, for the purposes of regulation 3 (b), be deemed to be laid-off if -
(a) the employer does not provide such work for him on at least a total of twelve normal working days within any period of four consecutive weeks; and
(b) the employee is not entitled to any remuneration under the contract for the period or periods (within such period of four consecutive weeks) in which he is not provided with work;
Provided that any period during which an employee is not provided with work as a result of a rest day, a public holiday, sick leave, maternity leave, annual leave, any other leave authorized under any written law, or any leave applied for by the employee and granted by the employer shall not be taken into account in determining whether an employee has been laid-off..."
So, it looks like when management is not wrong as long as it pays salary for at least 12 days. As such, the workers are not deemed to have been laid off and therefore not yet entitled to termination benefits. Consult the Labour Department if necessary.