Suncor employees wait to hear how cutbacks will affect Sarnia-Lambton


It’s not clear how a pending layoff at Suncor will affect employees in Sarnia-Lambton.

The CBC is reporting the company new CEO notified staff by email Thursday about a plan to cut cost by $400 million by the end of the year. The result could be up to 1,500 lost jobs.

Rich Kruger said in the email that the company had to reduce staffing costs, which are higher than its competitors.

About 500 people work at the Suncor refinery in Sarnia. It produces 85,000 barrels of oil per day and has been operating for 70 years.

Suncor has yet to comment publicly about the scope of the layoffs.