Confederation Building, East Block
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL
June 6th, 2016
The Town of Bay de Verde is writing to demand the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador provide income support for the processing workers affected by the fire at the Bay de Verde facility on April 11th, 2016.
Currently the employees of Quinlan Brother's are working at a substantially reduced amount of hours. Each season they would receive approximately 12-16 weeks of work. With peak season these employees would be working for 60-70 hours for three to four weeks. This season the workers are relocated at other facilities operating for approximately 35-38 hours per week.
Under the current situation the employees will not gain 14 weeks of employment. Combined with a reduction in income, the processing workers will effectively have their income reduced by 50% and as well translating into an employment insurance benefit reduction of 50%, if indeed they qualify for benefits.
Consequently, we are demanding for the benefit of these workers income support to increase their employment insurance for the 2016 season by utilizing approximately $900,000 from the province's Emergency Fund of $30 million as was contained in the recent budget.
We look forward to your response regarding this demand.
Gerard Murphy, Mayor
Town of Bay de Verde
Cc: Hon. Judy Foote, MP, Minister of Public Services & Procurement
Cc: Hon. Steve Crocker, MHA, Minister of Fisheries & Agriculture
Cc: Hon. Eddy Joyce, Minister Municipal Affairs
Updated: Monday, June 6, 2016 2:10 pm NFLD
Now Accepting JCP Names/Applications
The Bay de Verde Recreation Committee and Heritage Committee's are currently accepting names for JCP projects in Bay de Verde this summer. Deadline for Heritage Committee: June 3rd with a start date of June 13th Deadline for Recreation Committee: June 10th with a start date of June 27th.
Please contact the Town Office 587-2260, the Heritage House at 587-2766 and/or Carol Coish for the Recreation Committee prior to the deadline dates with your name and SIN #.
Come Home Year 2016
The Town has booked its first Come Home Year!
Check the bottom of the page for a PDF version of the registration form.
Registration Deadline is April 30, 2016.
A full list of events will be available soon!
Are you prepared? The Town would like to remind residents to always be prepared!
All residents should have a Disaster Supplies Kit (see list below) that has a three day supply of water, food, and clothing for each person including supplies for family pets. Replace food and water annually.
-Two litres of drinking water per person/per day -Non-perishable canned and dried foods -Can opener and disposable plates and utensils -Prescription glass/contact lenses and supplies -Prescription medications -Personal hygiene items -First aid supplies -Battery-operated radio -Flashlight and batteries -Cash -Car and house keys -Change of clohting and footwear per person -Copies of essential family documents.
For any other information to help you and your family get prepared visit. www.GetPrepared.ca and know the risks, make a plan and get a kit!