Embattled Canadian marijuana firm CannTrust lays off 180

加拿大大麻公司佳能信托( CannTrust )宣布裁员180人

2019-09-07 07:22:08 mjbizdaily


Scandal-plagued CannTrust, an Ontario-based cannabis grower, laid off 180 employees, or 20% of its workforce. “We have made the extremely difficult decision to restructure our workforce to reflect the current requirements of our business,” Robert Marcovitch, CannTrust’s interim CEO said in a news release. CannTrust also will incur CA$2 million in severance costs. The majority of the affected employees were in cultivation and customer service support roles, the company said. CannTrust was sanctioned by Health Canada for conducting unlicensed cultivation and providing inaccurate information to the federal regulator. “Over the past two months, we have moved swiftly to assess and address the Health Canada report indicating areas of noncompliance in our operations, as well as the findings of the Special Committee’s independent investigation,” Marcovitch said in the release about the layoffs. The scandal, which made CannTrust the least-trusted cannabis company in Canada, is weighing on the reputation of the entire industry, according to a new survey by market research firm Leger. CannTrust trades as CTST on the New York Stock Exchange and as TRST on the Toronto Stock Exchange. For more on CannTrust’s layoffs, click here. For analysis and in-depth looks at the investment trends and deals driving the cannabis industry forward, sign up for our premium subscription service, Investor Intelligence.
总部位于安大略的大麻种植者 CannTrust 遭受丑闻困扰,裁员180人,占其员工总数的20%。 CannTrust 临时首席执行官罗伯特•马尔科维奇( Robert Marcovich )在一份新闻稿中表示:“我们做出了极其艰难的决定,重组员工队伍,以反映我们业务的当前要求。” CannTrust 还将承担200万加元的遣散费。 该公司表示,大多数受影响的员工都在培养和客户服务支持岗位上。 加拿大卫生部批准 CannTrust 进行无证种植,并向联邦监管机构提供不准确的信息。 “在过去两个月里,我们迅速采取行动,评估和处理加拿大卫生部的报告,指出我们的业务中存在不遵守规定的领域,以及特别委员会的独立调查结果,” Marcovitch 在关于裁员的新闻稿中表示。 市场研究公司 Leger 的一项最新调查显示,这一丑闻令 CannTrust 成为加拿大最不受信任的大麻公司,正在拖累整个行业的声誉。 CannTrust 在纽约证券交易所担任 CTST ,在多伦多证券交易所担任 TRST 。 有关 CannTrust 裁员的更多信息,请单击此处。 为了分析和深入研究推动大麻产业向前发展的投资趋势和交易,注册我们的高级订阅服务,投资者情报。