FFAW-Unifor bans thousands of members from running for executive positions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 10th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) accuses the FFAW-Unifor executive of manipulating the union Constitution to protect their own jobs, and punish the inshore harvesters who took a stand against them.

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FISH-NL announces new secretary-treasurer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 4th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is pleased to announce that Harvey Jarvis has come aboard as secretary-treasurer.

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FISH-NL reiterates call for province to allow in outside buyers in light of shrimp fiasco on Northern Peninsula

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 4th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is reiterating its call for the provincial government to lift all restrictions and allow out-of-province buyers into the provincial marketplace in light of the shrimp fiasco on the Great Northern Peninsula. 

 

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FISH-NL calls on FFAW-Unifor to appeal 2018 crab price; questions why union isn’t fighting for inshore harvesters 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 30th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on the FFAW-Unifor to appeal the price of snow crab set in early April by the Standing Fish Price Setting Panel.

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FFAW-Unifor membership numbers ‘misleading’; FISH-NL calls on Labour Board to conduct vote 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says questions have been raised whether thousands of dues-paying members of the FFAW-Unifor are actual inshore fish harvesters. 

 

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Paper names and paper numbers; FFAW-Unifor's dues-paying list more smoke and mirrors: FISH-NL  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the FFAW-Unifor is playing its usual smoke and mirrors with regards to a report released this afternoon by the province’s Labour Relations Board.

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FISH-NL calls for immediate action on northern cod, including moratorium on seismic; harvest of more seals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, April 19, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) recommends Ottawa follow scientific advice on northern cod and restrict removals from all sources to the lowest possible level until the stock clears the critical zone.

 

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Broken down coast guard ship delays spring science survey; DFO’s mismanagement borders on criminal negligence: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, April 13th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the delay of the 2018 multi-species survey in waters off the province because of a broken down science vessel is yet another example of Ottawa’s ongoing gross mismanagement of the fisheries.

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FISH-NL reiterates call for province to allow in outside buyers after panel sets 2018 snow crab price at far less than the mainland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the decision of the Fish Price Setting Panel to set the 2018 price for snow crab at $4.55 a pound — well below the price paid to crab harvesters in the Maritimes — supports the call to open the provincial market to outside buyers.

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‘Harvesters can’t be permitted to harvest whenever they want’

FFAW-UNIFOR CROSSES UNION/MANAGER LINE 

FFAW-Uniform President Keith Sullivan was correct in a letter published in the Weekend Telegram — the latest news on the health of northern cod isn’t cause to “panic.”

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