We were advised moments ago that Air Canada Rouge will be suspending operation effective February 8, 2021. This will result in the remaining active membership that is currently working at Rouge being placed on layoff status. As one cannot mitigate their own layoff, and there are no positions remaining at Rouge, and no one junior at Mainline, there will be no bumping or mitigations offered. More information will follow once official layoff notices are issued.
For Air Canada Mainline, at this time we have not been advised of any layoffs however there has been discussion on this and we will keep you posted once we have more information on how any staffing surplus will be dealt with at Mainline.
This further staffing surplus is a direct result of the continued restrictions placed on air travel by the Federal Government and their unwillingness to put in place a safe and reliable strategy for resuming air travel.
We understand there will be many questions, rumours, and thoughts on this. Please reach out to your Union, do not rely on rumours and please be there for one another. These are unprecedented and very challenging times.