Around 5000 Cineplex employees face lay-off due to Covid-19
The Canadian multiplex; Cineplex, has laid off around 5000 of its part-time employees. This decision came into place after theatres in Ontario were closed as per government guidelines on Wednesday, January 5.
A Cineplex spokesperson said that these job cuts are followed by “mandated closures of our theatre and entertainment venues across Ontario. From Wednesday, the largest cinema operator of Canada has shut down as Canadian provinces are going under different levels of lockdown to reduce the sudden spike in Covid-19 infections.
“We are eager to get our team back to work once and for all as soon as these temporary restrictions are lifted,” the statement added. Similar job cuts were done by Cineplex back in March 202o across Canada when the lockdown happened for the first time.