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
Crewmembers of the Ocean Choice International owned fishing vessel Newfoundland Lynx have voted to accept a collective agreement with the company.
According to the Fish Food and Allied Workers union, which represents the workers, membership voted 100 per cent in favour of ratifying the agreement.
This vote officially ends the 10-week lock out of the regular crew. The company had brought in replacement workers to operate the vessel.