Nova Scotia

Cuts at Navy dockyard could save $680K

More than two dozen contractors at the Navy dockyard in Halifax have been told their positions will not be renewed.

31 short-term contracts with Royal Canadian Navy ending

More than two dozen contractors at the Navy dockyard in Halifax have been told their positions will not be renewed.

A spokesperson from CFB Halifax confirmed the cuts Tuesday.

No permanent employees are losing their jobs, but 31 short-term contracts are ending as soon as the end of the month.

The contracts were with the Royal Canadian Navy.

It’s expected the end of the contracts will save $680,000 a year.

The spokesperson said the cuts are regrettable, but they won’t hurt operations.

Corrections

  • None of the contracts were with the Canadian Coast Guard. An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that they were.
    Sep 12, 2013 6:32 AM AT

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