If you were wondering if Scrooge was real, you don’t have to look any further than the Montreal Airport. Approximately 100 employees, administration and permit office workers, were told to accept a 30 per cent pay cut or lose their jobs.
The airport claims that this is because they have to find ways to cut costs. It’s an interesting dilemma since, as recently as September 30, 2018, the airport had reported an accumulated excess of revenues over expenses of $67.2 million – an increase of 46.1 per cent for the same period in 2017.
Did they forget that they’re a not-for-profit?
The airport hasn’t made a secret of their intention to contract out the work. As the union representing the majority of federally regulated airports in Canada, we’ve seen several airport authorities – supposed not-for-profit organizations – turn to outsourcing as a means to divert profits.
We can only hope that the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future will visit the Montreal Airport executives this holiday season… because, at this point, even old Mr. Scrooge isn’t impressed with this move.