The origins of the FFAW

Earle McCurdy and Richard Cashin used the resources, finances
and confidential information from the UFCW to join the CAW

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FISH-NL’s request for immediate vote denied by Labour Board; inshore harvesters most controlled labour group in western world

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Sept. 1, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is disappointed that the province’s Labour Relations Board has denied its recent request for an immediate vote for inshore harvesters to decide their union fate.

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FISH-NL releases correspondence in response to its call for immediate vote for inshore harvesters to decide their union fate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Aug. 23rd, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) was forwarded correspondence today in response to its Aug. 15th letter asking the Labour Relations Board to proceed immediately with a vote of inshore harvesters to decide which union they want to represent them.

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FISH-NL urges provincial government to establish Fishery Stress Line similar to one for western farmers 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Aug. 22nd, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on the provincial government to establish a Fishery Stress Line to help inshore harvesters access help for mental health.

 

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FFAW guilty of corporate incompetence, union yet to apologize to family of dead fishermen for saying they didn’t qualify for benefits: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 16th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the FFAW-Unifor is guilty of corporate incompetence for telling the family of a dead fishermen they did not qualify for death benefits when they likely do.

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FISH-NL says FFAW no longer entitled to represent inshore harvesters; urges Labour Board to order immediate vote

‘The perception amongst inshore harvesters — as well as the broader NL public — is that the powers that be are dragging their heels with FISH-NL’s application as a means to 'starve out' the new union.’

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FFAW owes apology to family of dead fisherman for telling them they don’t qualify for death benefits when they do: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 11th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the FFAW-Unifor owes an apology to the family of a young fisherman who died tragically earlier this month for telling them they didn’t qualify for $30,000 in death benefits when they, in fact, qualify for at least half. 

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FISH-NL reiterates call for province to lift ban on outside buyers; inshore harvesters aren’t fishing cod on northeast coast, no where to sell it

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 7th, 2017

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 market place for all species.

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FISH-NL says Canada’s fishery reputation was shot long before the death of 10 right whales

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 4th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc’s has some explaining to do regarding his statement that the recent death of right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence pose a threat to Canada’s reputation.

 

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‘Unreasonable delay,’ FISH-NL urges Labour Board to call immediate vote for fishermen to choose their union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 1st, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on the province’s Labour Relations Board to conduct an immediate vote of inshore harvesters to decide which union they want to represent them.

 

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