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GSH reduces hours of NWT team due to slow oil and gas sector

January 13, 2016  By CBC News

Great Slave Helicopters has reduced the work hours of 23 of its 56 employees in the Northwest Territories in response to the continued slowdown of the mining and oil and gas sectors.

“We expected a decrease in [flight volumes] in 2015 but it was much more than we had expected,” said Chris Bassett, the president of Great Slave Helicopters.

The employees whose hours have been reduced — maintenance engineers and apprentices — mostly work at the company’s base in Yellowknife. They’re now working three days a week, instead of five. | READ MORE


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