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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The results of the investigation confirmed the membership numbers presented to the Board by FFAW. In light of this report, FFAW is calling for the immediate dismissal of FISH-NL’s application to the board due to insufficient support.
Taking into account the most recent stock assessment, which showed a fluctuation in the northern cod biomass, the NL-GIDC proposal is modest and responsible with a reduction in weeks fished compared to last year’s stewardship fishery.

The current lobster price formula will remain in place for the 2018 season, as the Panel rejected SPONL’s attempts to enact a radical price re


Yesterday, plant workers met with Minister Sherry Gambin-Walsh to discuss concerns related to workplace health and safety.

“They want to remove the Urner Barry formula and they had no interest in even reviewing our proposal. They want to roll back the clock on harvesters getting fair market prices for ourlobster,” said inshore council member and harvester from the southwest coast, Kevin Hardy.
The lobster fishery stands on the cusp of transforming the expectations and economics of the fishery for hundreds of fish harvesters on the south, west, and northwest coasts of the province.