Auto parts and paint company Uni-Select furloughs half of its 6,000 employees

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Uni-Select Inc. says approximately half of its employees are being furloughed and a third of its sites being temporarily closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The automotive parts and paint company has 6,000 employees in Canada, the U.S. and Britain.

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It says it remains in operation where appropriate and permitted and has reorganized to focus on essential services.

Uni-Select says 28 per cent of its sites are operating on reduced hours while seven per cent are operating on a very limited basis.

In addition, the company says hours have been reduced by 20 per cent for all employees who remain at work.

The board of directors has also had its remuneration cut by 25 per cent effective from Jan 1. until June 30.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 1, 2020.

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