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Response to ASP Grievance on Crab Tie-Up – What the Decision Means and Next Steps

Statement from Greg Pretty, FFAW-Unifor President February 21, 2024  The 2023 crab tie-up was an extremely difficult time for the entire province and our members in both fishing and processing.
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MEDIA RELEASE: FFAW NORTHERN COD GRADED ‘A’ FOR SUSTAINABILITY

ST. JOHN’S, NL – This month, FFAW-Unifor’s Northern Cod (2J3KL) Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) was awarded a Grade A by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) – an internationally recognized seafood
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MEDIA RELEASE: Commercial Cod Harvesters Opposed to Drastic Increases in Rec Fishery

ST. JOHN’S, NL – Commercial fish harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador are calling for stricter monitoring of the recreational cod fishery in the province and assert that unaccounted for removals
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Feds Handover Redfish Quota to Corporate Trawler Fleet and Abandon Canadian Communities

Federal government redfish allocations announced by Minister Diane Lebouthillier takes Canadian resources from Canadian communities and gives it to the corporate-owned trawler fleet. February 5, 2024, ST. JOHN’S NL –
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CRAB NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

Crab bargaining wrapped up for this week, with both parties committing to continue the process as they work towards a market-based price formula. Thank you to the Negotiating Committee and
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MEDIA RELEASE: DIVISOR DATE CHANGE NEEDED FOR SEASONAL WORKERS

In 2023, seasonal workers in Newfoundland and Labrador faced an unforeseen financial crisis when the unemployment rate for the region decreased just as the fishing season was winding down. The
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SNOW CRAB NEGOTATIONS UPDATE

Face-to-face price negotiations for the 2024 snow crab season have resumed this week in St. John’s. The parties (FFAW-Unifor Negotiating Committee and ASP) plan to meet in person all this
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MEDIA RELEASE: FFAW Reminds Federal Government of its Commitment to First 115,000mt of Northern Cod

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MEDIA RELEASE: FFAW Reminds Federal Government of its Commitment to First 115,000mt of Northern Cod January 25, 2024 ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Fish, Food, and Allied
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Panel Review Report, Crab Formula & Next Steps

The Union has developed a comprehensive guide to understanding the Standing Fish Price Setting Review Report and the latest information surrounding negotations and a proposed snow crab pricing formula. Click
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Ho-Ho-Hold the Repayment Deadline: Owner-Operators Need CEBA Extension

As the deadline to repay Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loans and receive partial forgiveness approaches, enterprise owners are still hoping the federal government will reverse course and extend it
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WORLD ENERGY GH2 – Environmental Assessment Process for Onshore Wind Energy Fails to Consider Fishing Impacts

Fish harvesters on the Port au Port Peninsula were finally granted an in-person meeting with World Energy GH2 today, following the company’s refusal to meet with harvesters and their rejection
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WE’RE HIRING: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

FFAW-Unifor is seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our team. This position will report to the Office Manager and will be able to work in a fast paced, deadline driven
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