Job Cuts at Rogers Following Structural Changes Post Shaw Merger in Alberta

Job Cuts at Rogers Following Structural Changes Post Shaw Merger In Alberta

Osuji & Smith, Calgary Employment Lawyers learned that Rogers laid off multiple employees on June 22 due to restructuring, with a number of former Shaw Communications employees receiving pink slips around the week of June 26.

A Rogers spokesperson confirmed to The Globe and Mail on June 28 that a “small percentage” of the company’s workforce has exited.

“Since coming together with Shaw, we’ve been looking at the structure of the combined company and identified some overlap in corporate roles,” Sarah Schmidt said in a statement.

“While we always try to find other roles for our people, a small percentage of our employees have left the company. As we continue to integrate with Shaw, we’ll thoughtfully minimize duplicate roles and hire staff to support our customers and build our networks.”

While it remains unclear how many employees at the media giant have lost their jobs, our employment lawyers are following up with affected staff to assess their severance packages and ensure that they are receiving full and proper compensation.

Rogers layoffs following SHAW merger in Alberta

The layoffs follow on the heels of Rogers’ acquisition of Shaw Communications for $20 billion — the largest takeover in Canadian telecom history to date. The merger, which was approved by the federal government on March 31, contained a number of conditions for Rogers, and required Shaw to sell Freedom Mobile to Videotron for over $2.8 billion.

Severance agreements for Rogers employees in Alberta

In Canada, Rogers’ non-unionized staff and senior executives are entitled to complete severance pay if they are let go due to downsizing, corporate reshaping, or the shutting down of the business. This encompasses employees who are engaged in full-time, part-time, or hourly work in Alberta.

If your employment was terminated due to the Rogers and Shaw merger do not hesitate to contact Osuji & Smith Employment lawyers NOW

Let’s make sure that you will get the severance pay that you deserve!