The Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) represents approximately 15,000 working women and men throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, most of whom are employed in the fishing industry. We also have members working in the hotel, hospitality, brewing, metal fabrication and oil industries.

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Two of the five parcels fall within a marine refuge area that restricts all fishing activity while oil and gas operations persist unencumbered.

We know very little about the scope and impacts of domestic violence in workplaces in Newfoundland and Labrador.


FFAW is now accepting applications to conduct Atlantic Halibut Longlining in 3Ps in November, 2018.


DFO announced today that the stewardship cod fishery will not be extended despite having quota remaining. 


Unit 1 Redfish Project - Applications are now being received to conduct Redfish Gear Comparisons in Unit 1 this fall and winter.

One of the Employers’ Council’s few members is Ocean Choice International, a company that employs hundreds of fisheries workers, including many FFAW-Unifor members. Sadly, OCI’s support for this campaign comes as no surprise to workers who have been fighting for years for improvements to health and safety in OCI plants.
“The cod stocks in 3Ps are in a vulnerable state and the federal government must protect the resource and the communities adjacent by removing the offshore draggers from fishing in the area,” said FFAW-Unifor President Keith Sullivan.