“Representatives from the federal government have recently made comments suggesting they plan to move some of the Halifax-class ship repair work away from the Irving Shipyard.
The loss of this work would be a loss for the Nova Scotian economy and families across the province.
Logistically and economically, it makes sense to keep the work in Halifax. With a skilled workforce, supplier relationships firmly established in the region, an ice-free harbour, the Royal Canadian Navy’s Atlantic Fleet based right next door, and decades of experience, our members at the Irving Shipyard are best positioned to continue this work. We have the capacity and the demonstrated know-how.
Unifor has worked with Irving Shipbuilding to diversify this workplace, training women, African Nova Scotians and Indigenous women and men to become expert shipbuilders. We’ve built and are continuing to support a vibrant workplace where over 900 Unifor members are building their futures alongside the future of the Canadian Navy.”
Source : Release / UNIFOR