15,000 Strong & Counting

Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW-Unifor) represents approximately 15,000 working women and men throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, most of whom are employed in the fishing industry.

Overview

Since 1971, the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union has played a vital role in shaping the economic, social and cultural landscape of Newfoundland and Labrador.

History

Since 1971, the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union has played a vital role in shaping the economic, social and cultural landscape of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Structure

FFAW-Unifor is overseen by the 19 member Executive Board, which is elected every 3 years. Below the Executive Board, there are two councils; the Inshore Council and the Industrial/Retail/Offshore Council. These councils are also elected every 3 years. Each Council has numerous committees.

Executive Board

The Executive Board consists of the President and Secretary-Treasurer, both of whom are also full-time employees of the Union, and a Vice-President for the Inshore sector as well as a Vice-President for the Industrial-Retail-Offshore (IRO) sector. Six seats on the executive board are for fish harvesting members, 4 of which cover specific geographic regions, while 1 seat is reserved for a woman harvester and another is reserved for a crew member. The IRO sector also has six seats on the executive board – 3 seats for fish processing plant workers, 1 seat for an at-sea member, 1 seat for a member outside the fishing industry, and 1 seat for a woman’s representative. 

Inshore Council

Council members are elected by region or position, and are elected every 3 years, or as vacancies arrive, as per the FFAW-Unifor Constitution.

Industrial-Retail-Offshore Council

Council members are elected by region or position, and are elected every 3 years, or as vacancies arrive, as per the FFAW-Unifor Constitution.

Staff

FFAW-Unifor has a dedicated team of experienced staff working on behalf of members.

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If you have any questions about our union, its sectors, who we represent, or how you can get involved, please feel free to submit a contact form and we will reply as soon as possible.

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Strength & Growth

FFAW-Unifor is made up of 15,000+ members.

WITCH FLOUNDER FISHERY CLOSING IN NAFO SUB-DIVISION 4Rd (Bay St. George)

the Witch flounder (Greysole) fishery for vessels less than 65 feet, using Danish seine (vessel classes C50 and C351), will close

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