Western Work: Craftsman Collision provides COVID-19 update

North Vancouver, British Columbia ⁠— Craftsman Collision says its multi-pronged approach to the COVID-19 pandemic has helped it weather the storm. The company said sales at the 43-shop chain slumped somewhat during the month of March, but only by 12 percent⁠⁠—less than required by the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidies (CEWS) available to businesses suffering declines […]

Act Amendment: British Columbia extends COVID-19 related temporary layoff period

Victoria, British Columbia ⁠— British Columbia’s provincial government has extended the temporary layoff period to 16 weeks for COVID-19 related reasons. The decision comes about two weeks after Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) President Adrian Scovell penned a letter to the province’s Joint Information Centre raising the layoff concern according to B.C.’s Employment Standard Act. Previously […]

Preemptive Protocols: FCA Canada prepares precautionary measures for reopen

Windsor, Ontario ⁠— Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Canada has taken more physical steps toward restarting production in Ontario⁠. The company’s Windsor, Ont. site has taken physical steps toward restarting production in Ontario by erecting medical tents in its parking lots and posting large COVID-19 signage on its gates. Employees arriving for their shifts are to […]