March 1, 2021 – The Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) is launching a public relations advertising campaign today to highlight the prevalence of corporate concentration and controlling agreements in Newfoundland and Labrador, which has undermined processing capacity, market development, and rural economic development.
The video series will be released during the 3-week Campaign, which is launching today on FFAW’s social media channels at 10am with the premiere of the first video. The full series is also available on their website and can be viewed at www.ffaw.ca “Corporate Concentration has been one of the biggest threats to the inshore fishery, and our Campaign will give important education about the scope of its impact to the sustainability of our fishery and coastal communities,” said FFAW-Unifor President Keith Sullivan.
The series will provide insight into how Newfoundland and Labrador’s inshore fishery is impacted by corporate concentration, the implication of controlling agreements, and what the next provincial government can do to protect our coastal communities. “These new federal regulations should also spur action at the provincial level. FFAW has worked in collaboration with like-minded organizations in Canada for the past several years to see regulatory changes to be put in place that protect small-boat owner-operators. Consideration needs to be given to the investment by government in enforcing these new regulations that make controlling agreements illegal, not just a policy,” Sullivan concluded.
FFAW-Unifor President, Keith Sullivan will be introducing the Campaign when it launches at 10am, and will available for interviews with Robert Keenan, Secretary-Treasurer, 10:30am via Zoom.
For the Press Conference link hosted on Zoom, please contact:
FFAW-Unifor Communications Officer