24 Dec Important information for those affected by the enforcement of the Boat Harbour Act
A $50-million fund has been established to support displaced workers across the province, small contractors and all those whose livelihoods will be affected by this decision. The fund will be used for retraining and education, as well as for emergency funding to help those requiring immediate support. More information includes:
- An interim transition team has been established and has been fully engaged since the announcement Friday morning. This team has met several times to gather information on impacted workers to determine the most effective way to support those requiring immediate assistance.
- A dedicated toll-free line has been set up for forest industry workers affected by Northern Pulp’s decision. Beginning at 8:30 A.M. December 24th, individuals can call 1-888-315-0110 to find answers to questions about layoffs, connect to appropriate programs and/or identify support for urgent needs.
- Employees with specific questions about pension entitlements, they should call the toll-free line, where a representative from Labour and Advanced Education can and will provide additional information. Additional questions related to Northern Pulp’s pension plan should be directed to the company.
- Conversations with various industry representatives has taken place and further input will be sought to determine additional parameters of support.
- As a full external transition team is established, continuing discussions with the forestry sector – and all those impacted, will take place to provide the support required to help everyone through this difficult time.