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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4/16/2019
This year, FFAW was successful in bringing SPONL into FFAW’s branding and traceability program so as to allow for a united approach on building access for NL lobster in more lucrative markets.
4/12/2019
“It is absolutely disingenuous for offshore companies to call for caution and reduced quotas in northern cod while at the same time proposing to fish on pre-spawning grounds,” said Keith Sullivan, President of FFAW-Unifor.
4/12/2019
FFAW-Unifor requires Field Technician(s) on the west coast of Newfoundland and Labrador (covering areas of the West and South Coast).
4/11/2019
"This industry is as important to plant workers as it is to fish harvesters and it’s critical that we work together to build a future for everyone. How anyone could deny plant workers a basic income to get them through the winter, should work fall short, is beyond me,” said Rick Kean, 3K fish harvester from Badgers Quay.
4/11/2019
The NLGIDC proposal included a recommendation that total removals for 2019 increase by 30%, to 17,936 tonnes. The recommendation is consistent with previous years in maintaining very low fishing mortality with virtually no impact on the growth of the stock.
4/9/2019
DFO Science remains very optimistic about the current and projected status of this resource, and as a result FFAW proposed a 30% increase to the total allowable catch (TAC) for 2019.
4/9/2019

A number of snow crab harvesters in 3Ps and 3L have yet to receive their license conditions as a result of calculation issues with IQs.

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