FFAW Demonstrations Tomorrow (Monday)

FFAW-Unifor is holding demonstrations for all members and community supporters on Monday, March 28 at 11 am at the Confederation Building in St. John’s & Civic Centre in Corner Brook to call attention to unfairness in the setting of fish prices.

For years we have asked the provincial government to move forward with policies that would hold processing companies more accountable and to increase competition in fish processing. In particular, we have demanded:

  • The issuance of more processing licenses, particularly in crab, to companies that do not already hold crab licenses. The province has blocked our efforts at the Fish Processing Licensing Board.
  • Pass legislation capping the growth of the big 5 processing companies at current levels. This has been ignored.
  • For a second price reconsideration that allows for prices to harvesters to be adjusted to the market since there is no wharf competition. We have been told this is not happening.
  • More transparency from the processing sector to provide more fairness in collective bargaining. This request has fallen on deaf ears.
  • That the province provide support on their end to crack down on illegal control of inshore fishing licenses. This, too, has fallen on deaf ears.

To be clear, ASP’s attempt to remove Earle McCurdy from the Panel cannot stand but is just the last straw. Enough is enough.

Demonstration Details:

Concurrent Demonstrations in Corner Brook and St. John’s on Monday, March 28 at 11 am

St. John’s – Confederation Building
Corner Brook – Civic Centre Parking Lot (Pepsi Centre)

For media inquiries, please contact: 

Courtney Glode (she/her)

FFAW-Unifor Communications

[email protected]


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