Air Canada cuts 1,500 more jobs and cancels 17 more routes | CBC News

Air Canada cuts 1,500 more jobs and cancels 17 more routes | CBC News
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Canada’s biggest airline has informed 1,500 of its workers that they’ll soon be out of jobs as a result of new travel restrictions and a dramatic reduction in demand for flying.

The airline will “temporarily reduce its unionized workforce by 1,500 people and by an as-yet-undetermined number of management positions,” Air Canada told CBC News.

The move comes on the heels of a decision last week to temporarily shut down all Rouge flights, which resulted in the loss of 80 jobs.

“This is due to the federal government’s introduction of a mandatory quarantine on arrival as well as┬áthe continued suspension of flights to Mexico and the Caribbean,” the airline’s┬álargest union CUPE said.

At least 900 of the jobs lost will come from CUPE members.

Route suspensions

The airline is also…



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