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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5/23/2019
Employers have refused to sign onto a sector specific council that would address the unique needs of processing safety, and the provincial government can do much more to protect workers and ensure court charges are laid against negligent plant owners.
5/23/2019
This afternoon, the Atlantic Mackerel Advisory Committee (AMAC) announced a 20% decrease in the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for Atlantic mackerel, from 10,000mt last year to 8,000mt for the 2019 season.
5/22/2019
A request for a benefits extension was submitted by FFAW-Unifor on April 18 as a result of the severe financial hardship experienced by harvesters due to delays in the snow crab and lobster fisheries on the province’s northeast and west coast.
5/22/2019
Earlier this year, FFAW submitted a proposal to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to increase the 4R Halibut Total Allowable Catch (TAC) by 30%. With the June opening of the Halibut fishery quickly approaching, harvesters are urgently calling on DFO to respond to the proposal.
5/17/2019
Expression of interest applications to DFO must be submitted by close of business, Friday, May 24, 2019.
5/17/2019
All Panel hearings with ASP are based on final offer selection, meaning that the Panel has to pick either the ASP price of the FFAW price. The same rules apply to reconsideration.
5/17/2019

The Standing Fish Price Setting Panel has released its decision on the reconsideration on the price of snow crab and it has selected the position o

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