Cable & Telecom

Shaw to temporarily layoff 10% of workforce

CALGARY - Shaw Communications today announced due to the “extraordinary and unpredictable conditions created by the Covid-19 pandemic,” it has been forced to temporarily furlough about 10% of its employees starting Thursday, April 16. This is about 1,000 people and will largely come from those working in retail and sales roles across the company, says the announcement. Most Shaw and Freedom Mobile stores are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis. “Government leaders across the country have taken significant and necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of Canadians and to limit the spread of the virus. These measures...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.