By Sarah Klein
UPDATE: Transportation Minister Ron Lemieux said late today that service will continue for Greyhound passengers and there will be no layoffs. Both the government and Greyhound are working on both short- and long-term solutions to fix the financial state of the bus line.
Staff and drivers of Greyhound in Manitoba are bracing for some grim news later this week.
It’s expected that about 200 employees of the bus line will receive layoff notices as a result of this month’s announcement that Greyhound will be cutting its service in the province.
Unless something drastic happens — like the government giving Greyhound $15 million — service will cease to exist in Manitoba on October 2.
Before any money is dealt out to Greyhound, officials here want a list of the unprofitable routes. Greyhound’s senior VP is in Winnipeg today to discuss the planned cuts and service disruption.
Parcel service will remain unaffected.
— With files from The Canadian Press