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

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the province’s Labour Relations Board should proceed immediately to a vote of inshore harvesters to decide which union would best represent them. While FISH-NL’s application for certification remains before the Board, other factors necessitate a vote as soon as possible: the Supreme Court of NL, Court of Appeal, recently upheld an earlier court decision that the FFAW deceived its members; and the FFAW’s failure to reveal how much money oil companies pump into the union. “The FFAW is beyond salvation,” says Ryan Cleary, President of FISH-NL. “The FFAW no longer deserves the right to represent inshore harvesters, who have lost all faith and respect for their union. The only recourse is to allow them to vote on their future.” click here to read the press release 13:49

Must-read court decision for anyone with an interest in the fishery

BORN ON THIS DAY - 24/12/1167 - King John of EnglandIt’s a different coast and a different ocean – and the case was heard in Vancouver – but a judge in the Federal Court, originally from Newfoundland, has put together some required reading for anyone whose province has a fishery. Judge Elizabeth Heneghan has written a fascinating fisheries primer in her 16,500-word March 11 decision in Calwell Fishing Ltd., Melvin Glen Calwell, Dale Vidulich, Gerald Warren, Aquamarine Transportation Ltd. and George Manson, plaintiffs, and Her Majesty the Queen, defendant. (You can see it here – (You can see it here – http://bit.ly/1MVXZer) There is, by the way, one other reference to the Atlantic coast, but it’s almost certainly an error. There is, by the way, one other reference to the Atlantic coast, but it’s almost certainly an error. The case has a simple theme: what rights do you have to take action against the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans if it changes fisheries rules and costs you your livelihood? Read the article, Click here 08:47