COVID-19 | FFAW-Unifor | Fish Food & Allied Workers Union

Important information and updates for FFAW-Unifor members on COVID-19.

Expand Fish Harvester Grant and Benefit Eligibility

Harvester Safety

Safe work practices for fish harvesters, developed in collaboration with fish harvesters and leading experts in health and safety. Reviewed by the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald.

COVID-19 Membership Surveys

The purpose of this survey is to understand the ongoing impacts of the current COVID-19 pandemic on our members. In

Direct Federal Support Needed for Plant Workers

The Government of Canada must implement a multi-faceted program of financial assistance for all fisheries workers to address the economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal Support for Fish Harvesters

AUGUST 24 UPDATE — the application process for the Fish Harvester Benefit and Fish Harvester Grant is now open. Click

Employment Insurance

The changes to Employment Insurance (EI) will allow self-employed fish harvesters and sharepersons to access EI benefits on the basis of insurable earnings from previous seasons.

Fishing Employment Insurance Changes Due to COVID-19

To start your claim or access your current claim call the EI Telephone Information Service at 1-800-206-7218 (TTY: 1-800-529-3742) or for more

Mental Health Resources

The effort to address COVID-19 is extremely important, and poses a range of challenges on individuals and families as they

Inshore Fisheries Updates

Read the latest updates on how COVID-19 is impacting the inshore fishery.

Updates to Fishing EI Benefits due to COVID-19

February 15, 2021 – The changes to Fishing EI Benefits due to COVID-19 will be in place until September 25th 2021.

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Stay up to date with news within FFAW, updates from around the fishing industry, member meeting times, DFO/DFA announcements, and more.

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Strength & Growth

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MEDIA RELEASE: FFAW Calls on OCI to Disclose True Economic Benefit to NL

“The company already has exclusive access to tens of thousands of tons of redfish in Unit 2, greysole, yellowtail, coldwater shrimp, turbot, and cod,” explains Keith Sullivan, FFAW-Unifor President. “OCI will never depend on Unit 1 redfish to be economically viable, but dozens of communities and a thousand workers in the inshore will depend on it.”

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