By Jensen, Randy on March 31, 2020.
The City of Lethbridge will be laying off 244 casual non-permanent and four permanent part-time employees while the COVID-19 crisis lasts.
According to a City press release sent out to local media on Monday, those laid off include staff members employed at Lethbridge Transit department as school bus drivers, and also those employed at the Lethbridge Public Library, the Enmax Centre, other closed city arenas and at facilities such as the Fritz Sick rec centre and the Galt Museum and Archives.
Other casual and non-permanent employees are working only as required. Permanent staff continue to work their regular hours, the City confirms, but some are being redeployed into essential service areas as the pandemic continues.
The City said those being laid off will be eligible to qualify for the federal employee insurance program.
“The City of Lethbridge will continue to deploy staff as necessary,” the City statement reads, “which may include the recall of casual staff should they be required.”