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 fights for plant workers and inshore harvesters, and envisions a future where the province realizes the full value of our resources to support vibrant, sustainable coastal communities.

This morning the Standing Fish Price Panel released its decision on shrimp prices and it chose the FFAW price of $1.25 per pound

FFAW-Unifor is shocked and deeply disappointed in the provincial government’s decision to issue further exemptions to Ocean Choice International (OCI), allowing the company to ship yellowtail, redfish, and American plaice to low wage countries for processing rather than processing it locally to employ people in rural Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Notre Dame Seafoods shrimp processing plant in Twillingate informed workers today that they will be permanently closed as a result of the declining resource. The plant employed close to 100 workers during peak processing season.

Oil and gas activities in Newfoundland and Labrador have surged exponentially over the last decade.

The Hebron Tow from Bull Arm in Trinity Bay has begun as of June 3, 2017 UPDATE JUNE 13: The rig is on location.