Fisheries Minister Clyde Jackman and Premier Kathy Dunderdale speak to Fish, Food and Allied Workers union official Allan Moulton at a protest in Burin today. The protest was over the idle fish plant in Marystown. - Photo by Barb Sweet/The Telegram
A loud group of protesters shouting "We want jobs" greeted Premier Kathy Dunderdale at Burin today.
They are upset redfish is being shipped out under an exemption given OCI in Marystown while workers haven't been called back to work.
Dunderdale told Fish, Food and Allied Workers’ union (FFAW) officials and workers at the protest that government won't subsidize the plant and won't meet before the election. She also said the union agreed to the exemption.
The fish plant isn't operating and neither is the Marystown Shipyard.
People in the district are angry at Fisheries Minister Clyde Jackman over the issue.