Air Canada To Rehire 16,500 Laid-Off Workers With Help Of Federal Government's Wage Subsidy
Airline qualifies for expanded program in which Ottawa will help pay salaries amid COVID-19 pandemic
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April 8, 2020 - by Pete Evans for cbc.ca
Airline qualifies for expanded program in which Ottawa will help pay salaries amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Air Canada plans to rehire thousands of workers the airline recently laid off because of COVID-19, after negotiations with the federal government to confirm that the airline would qualify for a wage subsidy program.
As first reported by The Toronto Star, the airline announced that more than 16,000 of its recently laid-off workers will be put back on the payroll.
The rehiring will be retroactive to March 15 and the wage subsidy program is expected to last until at least June 6.
Earlier this month, Ottawa expanded its wage subsidy program so that it...
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