MONTREAL – Air Canada has suspended more than 800 employees for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in line with federal rules.
The vast majority of Air Canada’s 27,000 cabin crew, customer service agents and others have received both shots, chief executive Michael Rousseau said Tuesday.
“Our employees have done their part, with now over 96 percent fully vaccinated. The employees who are not vaccinated or do not have a medical or other permitted exemption have been put on unpaid leave,” he said on a conference call with investors.
The layoffs are “across the company” rather than concentrated in any particular job, spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick said in an email.