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Davie shipyard workers approve long-term agreement

Lévis, Québec- Davie Shipbuilding announced that 86% of its production workers, members of the Syndicat des travailleurs du chantier naval de Lauzon inc. (STCNL) affiliated with the Fédération de l’industrie manufacturière de la Confédération des syndicats nationaux (FIM-CSN), have voted in favor of a ground-breaking new long-term collective agreement.

This new collective agreement will run until June 30, 2030. It will provide stability and predictability as Davie continues on its growth path and implements a comprehensive remodelling of its working environment. The company will offer a forward looking, more flexible and diverse workplace valuing competencies, development through apprenticeships and long-term careers for its workers.

The agreement is the result of colossal joint efforts by the members of the negotiating teams of both STCNL (CSN) and Davie. It will be a driving force supporting Davie’s entry into Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).

“We are delighted the negotiated agreement has been strongly supported. It gives Davie and our workers stability and predictability to look forward to a new era of prosperity under the NSS,” said James Davies, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Together, we can look forward to building Canada a new fleet of seven much-needed icebreakers, including a Polar Class. This new agreement sends a strong signal that “Davie est prêt!”

“This ground-breaking deal makes significant adjustments to wages and further strengthens Davie’s position as an employer of choice offering rewarding careers and the brightest of futures,” concluded Mr Davies. (Photo Davie)