FISH-NL SLAMS FFAW for stonewalling on membership list

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is slamming the Fish, Food and Allied Workers union (FFAW) for trying to prevent the release of the list of inshore fish harvesters. “The FFAW has thrown around the 10,000 figure as the rough number of active, inshore harvesters, but the union knows that’s a fairy tale,” FISH-NL president Ryan Cleary said in a news release. “The attempt to block the release of  the list is a sure sign of guilt of exaggeration.” On Dec. 30th, FISH-NL presented an application to the Labour Relations Board to represent the province’s inshore fish harvesters with  2,352 membership cards signed by inshore harvesters around Newfoundland and Labrador. FISH-NL said that number represents more than 50 per cent of all harvesters, the amount required to force a vote by the Labour Relations Board to decide which union will represent harvesters. Read the rest here 17:24