CHC Offshore Helicopters To Cut UK Based Jobs

Published at 09:27AM - 09/10/15

Offshore helicopter company, CHC, has announced that 20 jobs will be cut from its UK offshore operations.

The Canadian based firm have said that all jobs will go from its Dyce base in Aberdeen.

Back in August, CHC had said that it was looking to cut up to 50 jobs from its UK workforce, however, through other means, including staff agreeing job shares, it has managed to reduce this down to the current figure of 20, with the cut in offshore pilots down to 7.

CHC have confirmed that they have now completed all job consultations with staff, and would like to thank staff in assisting the company in keeping the job losses down to 20, from a UK workforce of 450.

In an email to Offshore Post, Pilots Union BALPA said: “The loss of any jobs for highly trained, committed and professional pilots is always terrible news.

“In these situations BALPA’s aim is to save as many posts as possible. In this case we have been negotiating tirelessly with CHC Scotia and have seen pilot redundancies reduced from 25 to 7.”

“BALPA continues to do all it can to support the CHC community and the helicopter industry in the North Sea.”