Air Canada reduced its capacity by 90 % and laying off more than 16,000 employees

Air Canada réduit sa capacité de 90 % et met à pied plus de 16 000 employés

Air Canada will reduce its 90% capacity and will to walk more than 16 000 workers in April and may, learned The Newspaper.

Of this number, more than 15 000 are union members: officers, board, agents, track agents, customer service, drivers and mechanics.

In addition, 1400 4300 workers in non-unionized Air Canada, whether it is administrative staff or managers will be laid off, announced on Monday at the house the first vice-president, Employees, culture and corporate communications, Arielle Meloul-Wechsler.

It is, therefore, more than half of the approximately 30,000 employees of Air Canada who will be laid off for at least two months.

According to information obtained by The Newspaper, the airline will operate at just 10% of its capacity which is usual in April and may.

Air Canada has already announced that from 1 April, its service will be reduced from 53 to 13 airports in the United States and from 62 to 40 airports in Canada. Elsewhere in the world, its network will increase from 101 to just six airports: London, Paris, Frankfurt, Delhi, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.

The laid off workers will retain their benefits and their employment relationship with Air Canada.

The carrier is currently reviewing the announcement made on Monday by the government

Trudeau, according to which all companies registering a fall of at least 30 % of their income may receive assistance of up to 75 % of the wages of workers likely to be laid off.

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