16 Dec 2016

American Samoa cannery workers burdened by closure

From , 4:04 pm on 16 December 2016

The closure of a cannery in American Samoa will burden its workers who have limited options for alternative work.

Samoa Tuna Processing in Atu'u shuts indefinitely tomorrow [Saturday 17-12-2016 NZ time] putting 700 of its 800 employees out of work, most of whom are from Samoa.

The company said adverse business conditions meant it had not been able to sell its product and it's looking for a buyer.

Our correspondent in American Samoa, Monica Miller, told Daniela Maoate-Cox the closure will have a big impact its workers.

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Photo: RNZI