Aveos Layoffs: Employees Block Entrance To Air Canada Building In Montreal

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AVEOS LAYOFFS WORKERS MONTREAL
Laid-off Aveos employees block the main road leading to the Air Canada head office Monday, March 19, 2012 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson) | CP

MONTREAL - Some 200 workers laid off by a company that maintains Air Canada planes are blocking access to one of the airline's buildings in Montreal.

The disgruntled workers are among more than 2,000 employees laid off over the weekend by Aveos Fleet Performance.

The protesters are not allowing Air Canada staff to enter a building near Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

Police officers are on the scene, but are not forcing the Aveos employees to leave.

A few kilometres away, another group of laid-off workers is blocking an Aveos building.

Aveos announced Sunday it is shuttering three plants in Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver.

Of the 2,400 workers who have been laid off, three-quarters are in Montreal.

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