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.

Latest News

8/4/2017

The deadline to apply for compensation for fish harvesters impacted by severe ice conditions is Friday, August 4, 2017.

7/26/2017
FFAW applauds Minister Dominic LeBlanc’s announcement that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans will pursue amendments to the Fisheries Act to protect the independent owner-operator fishery.
7/24/2017

The FFAW will be accepting applications for the following sentinel sites, (these sentinel sites have a control site that must be fished)

7/24/2017
FFAW-Unifor supports the intent to protect Canada’s oceans and coastal waters. The current approach, however, is critically lacking and FFAW-Unifor cautions that the language pertaining to industrial developments in the area will result in limited ecological benefits to the Laurentian Channel and its intended protections of habitat and biodiversity.
7/18/2017

***SUBMIT YOUR OPTION CHOICE IMMEDIATELY TO JULIE DIAMOND***

Message from DFO:

7/18/2017

Subject: Notice to Fish Harvesters - Snow crab Season Extension for all Crab Fishing Areas in NAFO Division 3K - nf.17.222

7/13/2017

FFAW asserts inshore harvesters in Western Newfoundland and Southern Labrador (4R) require priority access to the redfish quotas in adjacent waters

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