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Unions for Better

Unionize your workplace for better. Better wages. Better benefits. Better protection.

Are you looking for sick days? Higher pay? Protection against unfair treatment by management? Speak to us about how we can help unionize your workplace today.

FFAW-Unifor represents over 13,000 workers in Newfoundland and Labrador. Fish harvesters, seafood processing, hospitality, metal fabrication, skilled trades and more. As the largest private sector union in the province, we have influence through our diverse membership.

We are the Union for everybody.

As a member of FFAW-Unifor you:

  • Have access to a dedicated Staff Representative and a team of over 30 full-time staff members who will stand up for you,
  • Will have training provided for elected shop stewards, so you have more support at your workplace,
  • Are included in our group Life Insurance policy valued at up to $30,000,
  • Are eligible for other training, education, and leadership opportunities within the Union,
  • Will have access to other resources for you and your family, like annual scholarships and the Unifor Family Education Program,
  • Will receive strike/lockout pay in the event of a strike of lockout,
  • And so much more!

Why should I join FFAW-Unifor?

You deserve better. Joining together with your coworkers as a union is the only way to hold your employer accountable. We will never stop fighting for you.

How will FFAW-Unifor fight for me?

We have a strong history of bargaining for some of the best contracts in this province. We will fight with you to get the protections, benefits, and supports you deserve.

What happens after we have enough cards signed for certification?

An application will be sent to the Labour Relations Board on your behalf. The signed cards will remain completely confidential and if there are enough verified, this will lead to a certification vote. The certification vote will use a secret ballot, and you will decide if you want FFAW-Unifor to represent you or not.

Again, this process is completely confidential.

Can my employer punish me for signing a union card or talking to coworkers about joining a union?

No. You are protected by the Labour Relations Act in this province. If this happens to you, notify FFAW immediately so we can notify the Labour Relations Board of any undue pressures, intimidation, or reprimands.

What will a Collective Agreement do for me?

A collective agreement is a legally binding contract that your selected committee bargains with management. These agreements typically include clear guidelines surrounding seniority, pay, benefits, leave and discipline.

Once decided through the bargaining process and voted on by all members, the collective agreement protects you, holds management accountable, and dictates the guidelines of your employment as agreed on by the workers.

Here for you

Let’s chat about how we can make your workplace better.

Alyse Stuart
FFAW-Unifor Staff Representative
call or text: 709-765-8864