Province announces funds for displaced fish plant workers
The province has created a $5.5-million fund for fish processing plant workers whose employment is affected by declines in shellfish resources, severe sea ice conditions and other challenges this year.
Administered by Municipal Affairs and Environment, the funding will be used to create short-term insurable employment for eligible workers.
The province said it will reach out to affected companies, communities, and residents to provide information and determine eligibility for assistance.
Supports are also available under the Integrated Transition Framework for Displaced Plant Workers.
Information is available at www.fishaq.gov.nl.ca/industry_renewal.
“As the industry navigates its way through rapid change and difficult circumstances, we will be there at every step of the way, working with plant workers, harvesters, businesses, and the federal government to achieve the best outcomes for the fishery, and everyone with a stake in it,” Premier Dwight Ball said in a news release earlier this month.