The unionized crew of the OCI vessel Newfoundland Lynx was locked out Sunday morning after contract talks with the company broke down on Friday. The company has moved to hire replacement workers while the regular crew has set up a blockade outside the ship. — Photo by Terry Roberts/Transcontinental Media
Ocean Choice International announced Saturday that it has reached an agreement with the locked out crew of the Newfoundland Lynx.
In a news release, President and CEO Martin Sullivan said the company is pleased with the deal and that a ratification vote by union membership is expected to be held in the near future.
The regular crew of the OCI owned Newfoundland Lynx has been locked out of the vessel since mid-March.
OCI had hired replacement workers to crew the vessel, a move that caused the regular crew to blockade the port in Bay Roberts where vessel was tied up.
The Telegram will attempt to reach the FFAW for comment.