Evarz Send 551 Layoff Notices to Regina Tubular Division Workers
Local media reported that 551 layoff notices were issued for EVRAZ Steel's tubular division in Regina, effective December 17th. Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Employee Assistance Program and Health and Dental benefits, will continue until February 28, 2021. After that laid off workers would have to pay required premiums to retain benefits until the end of May.
Worker union president Mr Mike Day said “It is devastating, we were expecting a shorter list to come out as we were told from the company originally that this would happen one step at a time and would be eased into. Right now we are not sure how the company is playing this, they’ve told us they might cancel some layoffs but we don’t know how many.”
Evraz Regina makes pipelines for the oil and gas industry in Canada and is directly related to the oil and gas sector. In October EVRAZ issued a displacement memo that blamed economic conditions as a reason for potential workforce reductions.