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 3L Shrimp Fleet will be holding a meeting on Thursday, March 15th at 9:00 am at the Comfort Inn in St. John’s.


The 3L Fulltime and Large Supplementary Crab Fleets will be holding a meeting on Thursday, March 15th at 1:00pm at the Comfort Inn in St.


2018 – Commercial Sealers Workshops

The 2018 Capelin Stock Assessment Technical Briefing for 2J3KL was held by DFO today.

This morning, FFAW-Unifor members participated in a technical briefing by DFO Science on the most recent Snow Crab Stock Assessment for 2HJ3KLNOP4R

“Inshore owner-operator vessels are capable of being engaged in the arctic surf clam fishery,” says Keith Sullivan, President of FFAW-Unifor. “In an area like Placentia Bay that has been devastated by the decline in crab and cod, surf clams would present an excellent opportunity for rural economic sustainability in the region.”

With just cause, FFAW-Unifor filed a motion to overturn a February 21, 2017 decision by the province’s Labour Relations Board dismissing FFAW's cha