UPDATE – COVID-19 Related Layoffs With City of Abbotsford

Abbotsford March 27, UPDATE Approximately 120 auxiliary recreation staff no longer scheduled for work due to the temporary closure of City recreation facilities will receive lay-off notice today. All City of Abbotsford recreation centres were closed to the public earlier this month to support social distancing and efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19.

All affected staff will be provided with a Record of Employment from the City of Abbotsford making them eligible to apply for Employment Insurance and other supports from the federal and provincial governments. The City of Abbotsford will continue to maintain contact with these workers to ensure there can be an efficient transition back to work when the current health emergency comes to a close.

MARCH 25, ORIGINAL STORY – All City of Abbotsford recreation centres were closed to the public earlier this month to support social distancing and efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19. Temporary staffing changes are now being implemented for fitness and community recreation contractors no longer scheduled for work due to the temporary closure of City recreation facilities.

Approximately 115 contract workers will be provided with a Record of Employment from the City of Abbotsford making them eligible to apply for Employment Insurance and other supports from the federal and provincial governments.

FYI:

For up to date information regarding of City of Abbotsford services visit:
http://www.abbotsford.ca/covid19updates

Stay connected with the City of Abbotsford: www.abbotsford.ca/stayconnected

Abbotsford City Services App: https://www.abbotsford.ca/feedback/at_abbotsford_mobile_app.htm

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