Wage increases: up to 30% at Montréal-Trudeau to attract workers

Salary increases: up to 30% in Montreal-Trudeau to attract of workers

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Airlines and other employers at Montreal-Trudeau Airport have raised wages in hopes of attracting and retaining workers.

“It's 10%, 20% and even 30% increases that we have seen,” said yesterday to the Journal the CEO of Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), Philippe Rainville.

To retain staff

“The problem earlier this year was to hire and now it is to retain, because it is difficult for people, he added. They are overworked. »

For weeks, many travelers have been experiencing delays at Montréal-Trudeau due in particular to the labor shortage. The sudden resumption of activities has exacerbated the situation.

“In general, everyone has a bit of the staff they need to run a normal operation, but it is what we are experiencing is so abnormal,” said Mr. Rainville.

ADM employs a minority of airport workers, but still claims to have gotten its hands dirty.

“Often, we empty the administrative offices to lend a hand on the floor,” said Philippe Rainville.

Flight cancellations

Montreal Airports and air carriers have agreed that flights will have to be canceled in the hope of returning to some semblance of normality by the end of July.

“When there are too many customers in the restaurant, you close sections,” illustrated Mr. Rainville.

“It's not easy for people who have already made reservations,” he admitted.

Despite everything, financially, 2022 should be better than the previous two for ADM thanks to the recovery.

“It's difficult, but it's going to be the first year in three years where we're going to be able to pay the interest on our debt, unless a new variant arrives,” said the big boss of Aéroports de Montréal.< /p> Got a scoop for us?

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