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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FFAW participated in several meetings with Senators and DFO staff in Ottawa this week as part of our continued campaign to promote changes to the F

Rendell Genge, fish harvester from Anchor Point and 4R fleet chair, came to the Union in late 2016 with the idea to build the new redfish fishery using sustainable methods to reduce bycatch and undersize catch.
Unions in our province have been fighting for better mental health coverage for workers, and today’s announcement is an important step in addressing mental health in our province. Traumatic events can happen in all types of workplaces, and this legislation will provide a better process to ensure those affected will be covered.

FFAW-Unifor President Keith Sullivan, Industrial-Retail-Offshore Director Greg Pretty, Inshore Vice-President Tony Doyle and Assistant to the Presi

Today in St. John’s, DFO began consultation sessions on Fishery Monitoring Policy and Marine Mammal Protection.

This week FFAW-Unifor President Keith Sullivan was in Ottawa meeting with Members of Parliament and Senators to discuss Newfoundland and Labrador f


Today, fish harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador are celebrating World Fisheries Day.