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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/21/2006

Russian lobster workers brought into P.E.I.

Souris, P.E.I. —A lobster processing plan has had to look to Russia and the Ukraine to find about 40 people willing to work. With union backing, the company is paying for flights and arranging for housing for the Russian and Ukrainian workers, who will be paid the same as others at the plant. Though unemployment stands at 15.4 per cent in the province, few people in Charlottetown are willing to travel three hours a day to Souris, a town of 1,200 located 80 kilometres away.

Ontario urged to keep promise on nurses