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600 PAFCO staff working 4 days a week due to shortage in supply of albacore tuna

600 PAFCO staff working 4 days a week due to shortage in supply of albacore tuna

By Rashika Kumar
Wednesday 27/11/2019

600 staff of PAFCO are now working four days a week due to the shortage in supply of albacore tuna.

This has been revealed by the PAFCO Chairman, Ikbal Jannif who says their key strategic partner, Bumble Bee is unable to obtain enough fish from its suppliers, FCF Fisheries Company.

Jannif says the workers will be informed of this decision today.

The staff have had shorter working hours for the past eight weeks.

Janiff says he hopes work for the staff will normalise as Bumble Bee has begun trialing skipjack tuna.

He adds that no worker will be made redundant.

Jannif also says that PAFCO will be shutting down for four weeks from the 19th of December this year.

He adds that this is not unusual as this happens annually for maintenance and for setting up of new equipment.  

Meanwhile, work at PAFCO has not been affected as Bumble Bee, for which PAFCO processes tuna for has filed for bankruptcy.

FCF Fisheries Company in a press release have confirmed that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire all of the company’s assets and to ensure that the 120-year old company continues to serves its customers.

FCF Fisheries Company already owns 22%, Bumble Bee.

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