Air Canada To Cut Nearly 5000 Jobs Amid Covid-19 Crisis

Air Canada To Cut Nearly 5000 Jobs Amid Covid-19 Crisis

21/03/2020 0 By M Zaman

Canada’s leading airline Air Canada is planning to cut nearly 5000 in the upcoming weeks over the latest Coronavirus or Covid-19 pandemic worldwide.

Meanwhile, the airline will cut 3,600 employees from its banner company and 1,549 from its discount carrier Rouge.

This will make up nearly 60% of the company’s flight staffs are set to leave from their job before April.

Additionally, Air Canada is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and employs nearly 30,000 staff worldwide for Covid-19. The airline is also a member of Star Alliance

But, the company admits this current layoff is not permanent. It will continue to re-hire its current employees until Air Canada begin its full-operating schedule.

An interior views of Air Canada’s B787 Premium Economy

An interior views of Air Canada’s B787 Premium Economy (Image: Air Canada)

“This has been the most challenging time any of us will likely ever experience as flight attendants,” said Wesley Lesosky, President of the Air Canada Component of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents roughly 10,000 flight attendants at Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge.

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Lesoky furthermore added, “Our members have been on the front lines of this crisis since day one, and it has been a tough journey ever since. Our hearts go out to all of our members, especially those who fell sick while doing their job.”

However, The union has confirmed that members facing “off-duty status” – will be able to collect Employment Insurance, and also access benefits.

Additionally, the union pledges to assist laid-off members with their next steps. This including to work diligently to bring them back once conditions in the industry stabilize once again.

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Air Canada is working hard to bring stranded Canadians from Morocco safely.

Air Canada’s Concierge Service Team

Air Canada’s Concierge Service Team (Image: Air Canada)

The Coronnavirus crisis is an on-going major crisis in our lifetime. But, always make sure to travel safely from the Coronavirus disease.

There are safe plane seats you can consider to book to avoid Coronavirus disease.

On the otherhand, many airlines are changing their rules for Coronavirus crisis worldwide.

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