Prince Rupert Reacts to Job Losses at CANFISCO

canfisco%20(1)“A slap in the face” That’s what union executives are calling the cuts to the salmon canning industry in Prince Rupert. The union representing says it will be fighting Canfisco’s decision to end operations at its Oceanside plant. A dark day for workers in the salmon canning industry — as they receive news that they’ll soon be without a job. Executives of the union representing fishermen and allied workers met with its members today to explain details surrounding the imminent closure to salmon canning operations at Canfisco’s oceanside plant. Read the rest here 10:47

  • bb49

    What a shock to see a major change in employment in Rupert. I worked at Oceanside for four summers, the last one when it burned down in 72. We then set up canning facilities at North Pacific where I ran the graveyard shift.
    Good pay, long hours some summers and lots of women working there (: