Standing In Support Of Employees
As the CEO of NFI Group, the parent company of New Flyer, my number one responsibility is to ensure the well-being of our employees and their families.
So when The New York Post published an article that our employees were not abiding to our strict policies implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic because of lax and haphazard management, I took these disturbing allegations very seriously. We directed questions to the source of the allegations, to the relevant managers, superintendents and relevant stakeholders.
As we took the proper steps to understand the validity of the story, we found the allegations in the New York Post article could not be further from the truth.
New Flyer has enforced stringent guidelines pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic in all of our facilities from the beginning to ensure the safety of our employees, their families, and the communities we serve. We are all in this together, which is why New Flyer activated a global response team to review and respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation to best identify and deploy outbreak prevention efforts. Additionally, NFI also built and launched a new employee website for all members to have full access to COVID-19 related updates at any time of the day.New Flyer has mandated company-wide policies to ensure hygienic work environments and empowered our team members and management with resources to keep our facilities as safe as possible.
Although no New Flyer employee has tested positive for COVID-19 to date, we remain committed to the health and well-being of our employees and are prepared to take the necessary steps to ensure COVID-19 doesn’t spread among our employees, including and if needed, temporarily shutting down our facilities.
I am thankful for all of New Flyer’s team members who have committed to abide to our new COVID-19 policies to keep themselves safe during these uncertain times. I want all of New Flyer’s employees, and especially the family members of New Flyer employees, to know that we remain steadfast in ensuring you and your loved ones are working for a company that is not just building a world-class product, but one that is unwavering in the safety and security of each and every person on New Flyer’s team.
Paul Soubry is the CEO of New Flyer.