The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames announced their temporary staffing plans Monday which include cutbacks and salary rollbacks.
Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) implemented a temporary staff reduction of 139 employees effective April 13 as well as compensation rollback for all continuing staff working from home.
OEG also created employee assistance funding which combined with government programs, will ensure that non-executive employees will receive 75 to 90 per cent of their salary.
This follows the decision made on March 24 by the organization’s senior hockey and business executives to voluntarily forgo between 50 to 100 percent of their compensation.
"Like so many other businesses in the sports, entertainment and hospitality industry, we are implementing these measures in the face of an unprecedented challenge and rapidly evolving landscape. These actions are difficult but necessary to respond to the reality of an effective shutdown of our business. In spite of this, we remain committed to doing all that we can for our employees, said OEG Business President & COO Tom Anselmi. "We are protecting the livelihood of our employees as best we can and are committed to getting them back to work as soon as possible."