Davie: Canada should reconsider need for second AOR

first_img Photo: The interim AOR ship MV Asterix arrives for the first time at Pier 20 in Halifax harbor on 27 December 2017. Photo: Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Shawn M. Kent, Royal Canadian Navy Quebec-based shipbuilder Davie Shipbuilding has urged Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau to reevaluate the government’s decision not to order a second supply ship for the Royal Canadian Navy.Speaking in Quebec last Friday, Justin Trudeau told an audience that the Canadian Armed Forces did an assessment and concluded that there was no need for the second supply ship proposed by Davie Shipbuilding.The shipbuilder noted that the requirement for a second supply ship for the Royal Canadian Navy was studied by both the Senate and House of Commons permanent defense committees in 2017 and both committees concluded that Canada should procure a second interim supply ship from Davie to meet the operational requirements of the navy.“Given the statement from the Acting Vice Chief of Defence Staff, two parliamentary reports and documents provided by the Department of National Defence which confirm that the Joint Supply Ships will not achieve Full Operational Capabilities until 2025, there clearly remains a need for Obelix,” the shipbuilder said.“To that end, we would request that the Prime Minister conduct an independent third-party analysis of the utilization rate of the current supply ship, MV Asterix, and the exact time when the Joint Support Ships to be delivered from the Vancouver shipyard will achieve Full Operational Capability. This analysis should be concluded in an expedited timeframe (30 days) so that we can get on with providing the women and men of the Royal Canadian Navy the equipment it needs to carry out the job the government asks them to do, both in Canada and abroad.”In November 2015, the Canadian government awarded Davie Shipbuilding a $CAD700 million contract to deliver the MV Asterix, a container ship converted into an auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) vessel. The ship was delivered to the navy in January 2018. Davie says it could deliver a second AOR – the Obelix – for $500 million, but the offer is yet to be accepted by the navy and the government.MV Asterix is an interim solution intended to replace the out-of-service Protecteur-class ships until the new Joint Support Ships are delivered. View post tag: Royal Canadian Navy View post tag: MV Asterix View post tag: AOR View post tag: Davie Shipbuilding Share this articlelast_img read more

4 things good employees want to hear

first_imgIf you want to have a healthy relationship with your team, there’s a few words they would enjoy hearing you say. Employee satisfaction isn’t always based on a paycheck. Here are four things you can say to make your employees feel like they matter.Here’s the plan: From the minute someone starts working for you, they want to feel trusted. If new plans or changes are put in motion, your employees want to be informed about them as soon as possible. When you share new information with your employees, they’ll appreciate being looped in. Feeling “in the dark” can lead to feelings of frustration and confusion.Help me out: No one can do everything on their own. One great way to gain respect from an employee is to ask them for help. Just because you’re the boss, doesn’t mean that you don’t need assistance from time to time. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness. In fact, by reaching out to an employee with a specialized skillset, you’ll appear wise and intelligent.Thank you: It may seem too easy, but saying thanks every now and then really is the ticket to making your employees feel needed. When you let your staff know that you appreciate their help, they’ll feel that you understand the value that they bring to the company. Be specific so they know that you’ve noticed all of their hard work.Let’s talk about your future: Not only do your employees want to feel valued in their current position, but they want to feel like they have a future at your company. If you have long-term plans for your best employees, talk to them about it. When you have an awesome staff in place, you’ll want to keep them around for the long haul. 138SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Rights of passage

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