Shipyard Union Vote Today
Unionized workers at the Halifax Shipyard are voting this afternoon whether to give a strike mandate to their negotiators.
The collective agreement between Unifor Marine Workers Local 1 and the Halifax Shipyard expires at the end of the month.
The two sides have spent four days at the table so far.
Work breaks, seniority and paid sick time seem to be the sticking points.
Irving Shipbuilding says the two sides are working on scheduling talks with a conciliator.
The province appointed a conciliator at Irving’s request.
Irving also says they offered two proposals last month, but the union’s bargaining team says the first proposal was 33 pages of major concessions.
Roughly 800 members work at the shipyard.