Air Canada said on Wednesday that it was cutting 1,900 employees as bookings closed after the government imposed new strict travel restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 illnesses.
The move to sack nearly 1,700 employees at the nation’s major airline, another 200 at its regional carrier, and its regional flight declined by 25 percent after Ottawa began requiring passengers to receive a negative COVID-19 test is. .
This measure was introduced last week public outcry Ignoring public health warnings against non-essential travel to sunbathe in tropical destinations during winter – including senior Canadian officials.
Since its implementation, “we have seen an immediate impact” on the booking, Air Canada Executive Vice President Lucy Guilmette said in a statement.
Therefore, she said, the company “made the difficult but necessary decision to adjust our program more and rationalize our transborder, Caribbean and domestic routes and better reflect demand and reduce cash burn.”
many Union officialOf Ontario Finance Minister, A hospital chief, and chief of staff for the head of Alberta, were among those whose jobs were revealed after they were spending Christmas holidays in the Caribbean, Hawaii and other hotspots, while Canada Lockout was going on in some parts of India.
Both Air Canada and its main domestic competitor WestJet have created about half the workforce or 20,000 or 8,000 jobs since the onset of the epidemic.
The two airlines are currently in talks with Ottawa and are seeking a bailout.
© 2021 AFP
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