Statement on Attack on FFAW Headquarters
April 6, 2021 – FFAW-Unifor would like to confirm that a serious attack on the Union took place on Sunday April 4, 2021. In an attempt to do significant damage to FFAW headquarters at 368 Hamilton Avenue in St. John’s, we are grateful that the damages sustained were only to property and not to the over 50 persons that work not only in the FFAW office, but in the Professional Fish Harvesters Certification Board, the Newfoundland and Labrador Fish Harvesting Safety Association, Fish Harvesters Resource Centre, and Canadian Sealers Associates, which are all housed in the same building. However, this could have easily been a tragedy, with the building located in a residential area with many homes in very close proximity.
We are the Union.
Though this incident has displaced us from our workplace, we continue to show up to fight for our membership. We cannot understate the gravity of this attack against our Union office this weekend and that this was also an act of violence against over 13,000 FFAW-Unifor members.
The important services that we provide for our membership will not be stopped, and will continue this week without interruption.
Over the years our Union has faced many challenges, from access to fish resources and environmental shifts, to government inaction and corporations denying hard working people the security, opportunity, and respect that they deserve. We have always met these challenges with a firm resolve and we will continue to work closely with our membership and their families.
We are Union strong.