Air Canada to cut over half of workforce amid COVID crisis: internal memo – CTV News Montreal

MONTREAL — Over half of Air Canada’s workforce will be subject to layoffs, according to an internal memo to employees obtained by CTV News. The letter, which was written by Air Canada Executive Vice-President of Operations Craig Landry and sent out on Friday, said the company will have to “reduce our overall workforce by approximately…

Air Canada to cut over half of workforce amid COVID crisis: internal memo – CTV News Montreal

MONTREAL —
Over half of Air Canada’s workforce will be subject to layoffs, according to an internal memo to employees obtained by CTV News.

The letter, which was written by Air Canada Executive Vice-President of Operations Craig Landry and sent out on Friday, said the company will have to “reduce our overall workforce by approximately 50 to 60 percent for the foreseeable future, subject of course to recall rights.”

This means, he wrote, “we will still retain 40 to 50 percent of our employees to fly approximately 25 per cent of what we flew last year in the near term at least.”

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In a statement, Air Canada spokesperson Pascal Dery said maintaining Air Canada’s current workforce “is simply not sustainable going forwa
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