Employees at the Marystown Ocean Choice International fish plant have voted 98 per cent to reject an offer from Ocean Choice International. The offer would provide 18 weeks of work to employees every year for the next three years at the Marystown plant, with a promise to pay the company’s portion of group life and health insurance monthly for a 35-week period. OCI chief operating officer Blaine Sullivan understands the workers’ frustration, but it’s not only the employees who are facing this economic hardship. OCI now has to decide where it goes from here; either the company leaves the fish in the water, or it processes it at another plant somewhere in the province that would be more feasible.
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