Following the CFL’s decision to postpone the start of 2020 training camps, the Montreal Alouettes announced temporary layoffs.
Certain administrative employees, as well as football operations employees, will be temporarily laid off starting April 6. These employees will continue to receive employee benefits, such as collective insurances.
“In the unfortunate situation we find ourselves in, we have no other choice but to take important measures,” Alouettes President Mario Cecchini said in a statement.
“From the bottom of our hearts, we hope that the situation will get better soon, and that our loyal employees will be back with us as rapidly as possible.”
#CFL scuttlebutt: The Als have told their medical staff they're out for now and more job cuts coming in Montreal.
* Hearing the Stamps coaches took pay cuts. More staff league-wide are going to be told of salary rollbacks and layoffs.
Staff-wide phone calls coming this week
— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) March 30, 2020
Many employees will continue to work on a daily basis in order to be ready for the eventual upcoming season. Cecchini was hired as president of the Alouettes in January.
BREAKING: I've learned that recently announced @MTLAlouettes personnel layoffs, due to COVID-19 crisis, is scheduled through June 30.
— Tim Capper (@reppact) April 1, 2020