Push for new FISH-NL fishermen union an opportunistic ‘raid’ of FFAW, claims president of the Canadian Labour Congress

hassan-yussuffThe president of one of Canada’s biggest labour groups says he’s justified in calling Ryan Cleary opportunistic for trying to start a new fishers union separate from the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW). Hassan Yussuff, president of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), wrote a letter to Cleary on Monday where he described the former MP’s attempts to start a new union as a “raid” on the current FFAW membership. Yussuff dismisses Cleary’s claim that the letter was harsh and included personal attacks. “He’s trying to raid that union to create his own union for his own purposes, in my view,” Yussuff told the St. John’s Morning Show. “We have a process in the CLC structure to address issues that members raise, and we have not received any complaint from the members of that union.” Read the story here 09:22

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