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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/06/2005

Fish processor pays for union-busting closures

CHARLOTTETOWN — Polar Foods has been ordered to pay lost wages to employees laid off when two Prince Edward Island fish processing plants were closed after union organizers arrived on the scene. The P.E.I. Labour Relations Board ordered the firm to compensate 150 workers for a total settlement of nearly $500,000, noting testimony at an unfair labour practices hearing made it clear Polar Foods shut the plants to avoid a union. While Polar Foods has since gone into receivership, receiver Ernst and Young is expected to pay the settlement.

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