Black Lives Matter.
It’s more than a statement; it’s our commitment to continue to work with Black communities, organizations and employees to open the door for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) in the Canadian Shipbuilding industry.
It is a recognition that anti-Black racism exists and has created barriers for Black Canadians to find meaningful work in Shipbuilding. It is an acknowledgement that this problem persists in the present.
In February 2021, we were challenged to "Listen, Learn, Share and Act" on issues of racism and injustice in Nova Scotia; we were also called to celebrate the fact that "Black History Matters", and to see truth in the nation-wide statement, "The Future is Now."
Our actions now will determine the future of Canadian Shipbuilding. We are committed to employment equity and creating a respectful and inclusive workplace and we intend to form a team that truly looks like Canada.
Irving Shipbuilding proudly stands with members of Unifor to proclaim that Black Lives Matter: here, now and always.
I support building ships in Halifax that support a stronger economy and industry here and in communities across Canada.
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