Nfld. & Labrador

Truck blocks access at OCI plant in Marystown

The husband of a laid-off fish plant worker used his truck Wednesday to temporarily block the entrance of the idled Ocean Choice International plant in Marystown.

The husband of a laid-off fish plant worker used his truck Wednesday to temporarily block the entrance of the idled Ocean Choice International plant in Marystown.

Marvin Flynn, whose wife lost her job when OCI shut down the plant in December, was not one of the parties named in an injunction approved earlier this week in Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador.

About 80 plant workers and their supporters gathered outside the plant early Wednesday afternoon, said CBC reporter Martine Blue, while Flynn's truck blocked the entrance.

RCMP officers eventually persuaded Flynn to remove the vehicle.

OCI had been trying to get two trucks off its property at the plant, and to bring another truck on to the premises.

St. John's-based OCI obtained an injunction in court to halt four parties — the Fish, Food and Allied Workers union, and three individuals — from preventing the company from obtaining materials at its plant.

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