P.E.I. lobster processors work less as catches shrink

chinese-lobster-boomUnlike past seasons, when P.E.I. lobster processors have been scrambling for workers, this year they are working hard to give employees enough hours, as lower lobster landings mean fewer long days at processing plants. “In the past, when there would be a big hit of lobsters, there might by 75, 80-hour work weeks for people in the plants,” explained Dennis King, executive director of the P.E.I. Seafood Processors Association. “We’re not seeing much of that so far this spring, it’s mostly keeping around the 45 to 50-hour work week. I think a lot of employees in the seafood processing business would be used to more hours than that overall.” Read the story here 09:40

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