Ocean Choice International will have to wait out the weekend to find out if the Supreme Court will let it in its shuttered Marystown fish plant.
Former workers at the plant have maintained a picket since early December, when the company announced it would be closing the plant - along with one in Port Union - for good, putting 240 people in the area out of work.
Workers have been holding a 24-hour picket to prevent the company from getting in to remove its equipment. In late December, workers stopped a plant manager and a transport truck from entering the property.
On Friday in St. John's, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador heard arguments from the company and the Fish, Food and Allied Workers after the company filed an injunction that would order workers to let Ocean Choice gain access to its plant.
People on both sides of the court case are waiting for Supreme Court Justice Deborah Fry's decision, which is expected to be given Monday afternoon.
Ocean Choice CEO Martin Sullivan declined to comment on the court proceedings, saying only that the injunction is so the company can gain access to its own property.
"We're going to wait until Monday before we say anything," Sullivan said Friday afternoon.
Similarly, Earle McCurdy, president of the Fish, Food and Allied Workers' union that represents the former workers, declined to comment Friday afternoon.
"We made our representation to the court. I'm really reluctant to wade into that," he said.
"We had legal counsel defend us. My understanding now is the judge has put it off until Monday afternoon for her decision, so I don't think there's anything I can say that'll help us in that regard, so my best bet is to stay out of it and let legal counsel's submissions stand and see what happens on Monday."
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