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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Marine Institute graduate student, Rachel Marshall, is looking to interview fish harvesters about Atlantic halibut behavior and movement in the Gul

“The cod stocks in 3Ps are at risk and the federal government must protect the resource and the communities adjacent by removing offshore draggers from fishing in the area,” said FFAW-Unifor President Keith Sullivan.
In strong winds and violent waves, the rescue boat travelled 17 miles from the ship searching for the surfers.

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.