Suicide - The last straw at Halifax Shipyard

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By Judy Haiven | | Click HERE to read article

The tragic suicide by a worker with 38 years’ seniority at Halifax Shipyard on Wednesday, sparked a walk out of more than 300 shipyard workers on Thursday. First thing this morning, workers found out that on learning of their comrade’s death, workers on the previous night’s shift had refused to work. At about 8 am Thursday, the day shift, who had just arrived, downed tools and walked out.