Dominion Diamond to no longer pay for worker flights to diamond mine

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Dominion Diamond Corporation has told the CBC that it will no longer be flying employees from Edmonton to its Ekati diamond mine. The company has been flying workers into the diamond mine in the past, but is considering the end of special charter flights for workers starting next spring in order to reduce costs.

According to the CBC, the company will consider addressing questions about the topic later in the fall. They will still be offering flight services to workers from northern communities, but not the southern. Those employees will have to make their own flying arrangements. The Union of Northern Workers expressed that workers from southern Canada were hired from Edmonton and expect the company to provide for their transportation. The union expects to tackle the issue in February of next year. CJ

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