9-Jun-2016 Source: HeliHub.com
As CHC shrinks its global fleet by 90 over 60 days, it is inevitable that headcount will also be reduced. The Aberdeen office of CHC have provided HeliHub.com with the following statement today:-
“We have commenced formal consultation discussions with employees, who may be affected by redundancy, and their trade unions at our Aberdeen base. This group includes pilots, engineers and support staff. We are focussed on conducting a thorough and fair consultation, working with employees and unions, and supporting those who are affected. Difficult decisions must be made but safety is at the core of everything we do. Our customers can be assured that safety remains our top priority.”
We understand that over 20 pilots are involved, although the exact number needs verification. The vagaries of British employment law allows a company to tell employees there are “at risk of redundancy” up to a given-date, with one of the options given for notification on given-date as job termination on given-date-plus-one.
Either way, CHC is reducing headcount on the flight deck, in the hangar and in the offices.
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com