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Worker dies following incident at the Irving Halifax Shipyard

by HR Law Canada

A worker affiliated with Unifor MWF Local 1 has died following an incident at the Irving Halifax Shipyard on Feb. 19, prompting a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the event.

The union, which represents over 1,150 employees at the shipyard, expressed profound grief and extended its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased.

In response to this loss, Unifor has taken immediate steps to support the shipyard workforce, including the provision of full-time, onsite grief counseling services. This move aims to assist workers in coping with the emotional aftermath of the incident.

Unifor’s involvement extends beyond emotional support; the union is actively collaborating with the Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration, law enforcement authorities, and the shipyard’s management to ensure a comprehensive investigation is conducted.

The union’s trained investigators and health and safety experts are closely monitoring the situation to ensure that all necessary procedures are followed in the wake of the workplace death.

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