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The decision to lay off the security screeners is expected to lead to major delays for airline passengers whilst also putting passengers at risk, according to the union, which has demanded that the lay offs be put on hold and the Canadian transport minister intervene.
If the written contract allows lay offs, then there are likely to be provisions in the contract which states whether or not the lay will be on full pay, half pay or no pay.
Managing director Dafydd Parry said yesterday that he hopes that the lay offs will last for about a month and that the staff can be taken on again in February or March.
The lay offs include a significant number of senior editors.
According to Volvo spokesman Jim McNamara, the lay offs will affect hourly workers at the truck assembly plant.