Ocean Choice workers vote against offer to reopen Marystown plant

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.

Source: VOCM

Get our weekly newsletter for in-depth reporting and analysis delivered straight to your inbox. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Have a question? Contact us or review our privacy policy for more information.

 

Sign up for our weekly Indygestion newsletter

 

Sign up for the Indygestion newsletter

Each Saturday, we'll deliver a recap of all our in-depth reporting and analysis from the week.

Our donors make it possible.


Newfoundland and Labrador’s premiere outlet for progressive ideas is only possible with your support. Will you join us?

This site uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Scroll to Top