$351-million contract will create 110 shipyard jobs

A new $351-million frigate upgrading contract — the largest in Victoria Shipyards’ 15-year history — will create 110 new jobs and provide economic stability for 450 workers already at the Esquimalt site.

‘What it really means is a real future in the shipbuilding industry again,’ said Bill Morrison, business agent for Local 191 of the Boilermakers Union, one of 11 trades working at Victoria Shipyards.