Support local news and get a FREE mug!

CALGARY — Employees at Calgary-based energy company Cenovus found themselves barred from the building unexpectedly this week when their access cards wouldn’t work.

They were also blocked from using company (TSX:CVE) cellphones and computer systems.

What they didn’t know was that they were being laid off.

Company officials say the IT department removed several workers from the database before they had been told they were losing their jobs.

The energy company began laying off 540 employees last week.

The layoffs are expected to continue to the end of the year.

Cenovus spokesman Brett Harris admits the layoffs did not go as planned.

“We made a mistake. It’s the last thing we wanted to happen.”

(CTV Calgary)


The Canadian Press

Report an error

Read our guiding principles

Thanks for reading!

Our goal is to cover all the local news and events happening in Northeast B.C. If you believe in this coverage, becoming a Supporter is a great way to help!

As a Supporter, you also get our investigative stories early and a FREE mug!

More stories you might like