Coronavirus: Unions brace for layoffs at airlines, hotels and casinos

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement on Monday that Canada is shutting its borders will likely deliver a formidable blow to the airline and hospitality sectors, two industries already hit hard by the current coronavirus pandemic.

While many Canadians are worried about the prospect of job losses and reduced income, many hotel workers have already received layoff notices, said Unifor president Jerry Dias.

“Our members at hotels are getting laid off everywhere,” he said.

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