Air Canada to lay off over 5,100 employees to mitigate coronavirus impact

Air Canada will temporarily lay off more than 5,100 employees as it attempts to check the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the union representing the Canadian airline's flight attendants said on Friday.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) said it was "deeply saddened" to learn that airline would temporarily lay off about 3,600 of its members at Air Canada mainline and all 1,549 of its members at Air Canada Rouge. CUPE, which represents about 10,000 flight attendants at Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge, said.....

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