October 25, 2018 1:30 pm
Updated: October 25, 2018 1:39 pm

London, Ont. company that makes LAVs for Saudi Arabia lays off 37 workers

General Dymanics Land Systems Canada building on Oxford Street, July 19, 2017.

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As the government of Canada responds to growing calls to cancel a multi-billion dollar contract to sell light armoured vehicles (LAVs) to Saudi Arabia, the company supplying the vehicles has announced another round of unrelated layoffs.

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General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada says the 37 salaried layoffs in London, Ont. are the result of a work forecast and are part of a normal cycle of work. A spokesperson stresses there is no connection to recent events that the government of Canada is addressing.

The majority of the positions were in engineering.

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The layoffs come a month after 28 temporary contract workers were laid off.

General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada employs roughly 1,850 people.

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