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Author: Courtney Langille

Nomination Packages – IRO & Inshore Divisions

Full Nomination Packages for the 2024 FFAW-Unifor Executive Board Election are now available online for viewing and download.
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DFO REJECTS FFAW WORKING GROUP PROPOSAL FOR BUDDY UP IN 2J3KL NORTHERN COD, HARVESTERS FOREWARN OF OFFSHORE DRAGGERS COMING

Despite an overwhelming majority voting in favour of buddy-up in cod, late yesterday afternoon DFO advised the FFAW that buddy-up will not be implemented in 2J3KL for the 2024 season.
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Provincial Loan Program Secures Independent Future for Owner-Operator Fishery

St. John’s, NL –  The Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) is pleased to share the Provincial Government’s announcement today regarding a significant investment by the Innovation and Business
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FFAW-Unifor Responds to the Senate of Canada’s Report on Canada’s Seal Populations and Their Effect on Canada’s Fisheries

The Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans released its report on Canada’s seal populations and their effect on Canada’s fisheries today, titled Sealing the Future: A Call to Action.
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REMINDER – EXECUTIVE BOARD NOMINATIONS DUE TOMORROW, MAY 22

FFAW-Unifor Executive Board Nominations are due TOMORROW, May 22nd, by 4:30pm. Completed nomination forms must be accompanied by a signed and sworn affidavit from the nominee. Full Nomination Packages for
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ENGO’s Only Serve Up Closures at the Fisheries Management Table

Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGOs) are organizations that are not run by federal or provincial governments; therefore, they receive funds from private donors, corporations, and other institutions. With political backup, the
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Cod Buddy-Up Proposal and Ballot in the Mail

For several years, harvesters have been seeking buddy up in the 2J3KL Northern cod fishery. The desire for buddy up is being driven by several factors: safety, economics, availability of
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FAIR DEAL NOW: PLANT WORKER NEGOTIATIONS BREAK DOWN 

Beothic Fish Processors Limited, located in New-Wes-Valley in the 3K fishing region, employs 375 processing workers and will be in a legal position to take a strike vote this coming
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EI Rate Update for June 9th – July 6th

As of June 9th, Service Canada has posted the unemployment rate for Economic Region 1 (St. John’s Metro) as 7.1%, and Economic Region 2 (all NL outside of St. John’s Metro) as 12%. 
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FFAW and ASP Reach Deal on 2024 Cod Price

The FFAW and ASP reached a deal on cod last night, May 8th, a 5% increase from last year,
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FFAW MEETS WITH DFO REGIONAL OFFICE TO DISCUSS NORTHERN SHRIMP AND NORTHERN COD

On Monday May 6th, FFAW-Unifor met with William McGillivray, DFO Regional Director General for NL; Ray Walsh, Regional Director, DFO Fisheries Management; Adam Burns, Associate Deputy Minister, DFO Program Policy,
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