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After facing backlash, Flames ownership group announces compensation program for employees

Source: Carly Stagg, calgary.ctvnews.ca. March 16, 2020

The program will top up employees with or without EI.

CALGARY — After considerable backlash from Calgarians and city councillors, the Flames ownership group amended its recent decision to not pay hourly and event employees for cancelled shifts after the NHL season was paused due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

In an email addressed to part-time employees sent Sunday afternoon, John Bean, the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation president, said the company would be “adopting an income bridge support program for qualifying employees.”

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