Industrial-Retail-Offshore | FFAW-Unifor | Fish Food & Allied Workers Union


FFAW-Unifor’s Industrial-Retail-Offshore Sector membership is comprised of:

La Scie Offloading Limited, La Scie
Provincial Ready Mix, Long Harbour
Barry Group Inc – Witless Bay, Witless Bay
Community Credit Union, Marystown, Bay Bulls & Hermitage
Barry Group Inc – Harbour Breton, Harbour Breton
Cahill Fabrication, St. John’s
Canship Tugs, St. John’s
Clearwater Seafoods (Grand Bank Seafoods), Grand Banks
Comtug, St. John’s
Harbour Grace Cold Storage Inc, Harbour Grace
Hotel Gander (Quality Inn), Gander
Icewater Seafoods, Arnold’s Cove
Ocean Choice International, Fortune
Ocean Choice International, Lawn
Steelfab Industries Limited, St. John’s
Molson Breweries, St. John’s
Ocean Choice International, St. Lawerence
Ocean Choice International, Groundfish (Aqviq)
Ocean Choice International
NL Lynx
Pennecon Fabrication (M & M Offshore), St. John’s
Beothic Fish Processors, Valleyfield
Ramada Hotel, St. John’s
Fogo Island Co-op (Crab), Seldom
Fogo Island Co-op (Shrimp), Seldom
Pennecon Energy Maintenance, St. John’s
Barry Group Inc – Burgeo, Burgeo
Baie Verte Consumers Co-op, Baie Verte
Labrador Shrimp Company L’anse au Loup, Mary’s Harbour, Cartwright, Charlottetown, Pinsent’s Arm
St. Anthony Seafoods, St. Anthony
Town of Burgeo, Burgeo
Ocean Choice International
Ocean Breaker
FRC – Administrative Staff/Manager, St. John’s
FRC – Dockside Monitors, St. John’s
Happy Adventure Sea Products, Eastport
Mowi – Northern Harvest Seafarms, St. Alban’s
Notre Dame Seafoods Inc., Comfort Cove
Canship – Bulk Carrier, St. John’s
Centre Loop Arts & Recreation, New-Wes-Valley
Canship – MT Aquaris, St. John’s
Ocean Choice International, Bonavista, Port aux Choix, Triton
Altera (Shuttle Tankers), St. John’s

The Industrial-Retail-Offshore Council is the decision and policy-making body for this sector.

How the FFAW’s IRO Council fights for members:

The FFAW IRO Council seeks to change the balance of power between employers and workers by requiring employers to deal with workers collectively, rather than as individuals. Thus, negotiations between unions and firms are called Collective Bargaining. Collective Bargaining is how working people gain a voice at work, and the power to shape their working lives.

Being an IRO member of FFAW means that you and your coworkers have a say because you negotiate important elements of employment conditions together. That could mean securing wage increases, better access to health care, workplace safety enhancements, and more reasonable and predictable hours. Through collective bargaining negotiations, FFAW also works with management to develop a process for settling disputes that employees and their managers are unable to settle individually.

Once a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is agreed to, FFAW’s IRO representatives work with employees and with management to make sure the rights and obligations in the agreement are honored. And, they represent workers in high-stakes situations, such as when a safety violation has resulted in injury. By these means, Collective Bargaining gives workers a say in the terms of their employment, the security of knowing that there are specific processes for handling work-related grievances, and a path to solving problems.






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