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FFAW disputes FISH-NL’s numbers on inshore harvesters

FISH-NL charges that the FFAW has overestimated its membership by about 4,000 fish harvesters. But the FFAW says the numbers obtained by its upstart...
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Thousands fewer fish harvesters than FFAW’s numbers, Ryan Cleary says

An upstart new fisheries union says there has been significant movement in its efforts to become certified by the Labour Relations Board. FISH-NL President...
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FISH-NL calls on labour board to hold immediate certification vote

FISH-NL is calling on the Labour Relations Board to conduct an immediate vote among inshore fish harvesters to decide which union will represent them.  
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Province promises help for workers after Twillingate shrimp plant closure

The mayor of Twillingate fears those who have lost their jobs at the Notre Dame shrimp processing plant won't qualify for employment insurance. Gord...
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Twillingate shrimp plant shuts down, throwing 100 people out of work

The Notre Dame shrimp plant in Twillingate has been closed permanently, throwing 100 employees out of work, the FFAW announced Wednesday. “The shrimp plant was...
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Appeal court rules in favour of scallop fishermen against FFAW

FISH-NL applauded an appeal court ruling on Friday in favour of scallop fishermen against the FFAW.
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Plant workers left out of ice compensation fund, FFAW says

The compensation fund for harvesters stranded by pack ice was better late than never, but the FFAW is concerned that plant workers have not...
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FFAW seeks federal compensation for ice conditions

Sea ice conditions on the northeast coast are so severe, fish harvesters can't get to sea. The FFAW wants the federal government to compensate...
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Fisheries union pleased with DFO’s new groundfish management plan

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans released the Groundfish Management Plan for Northern Cod this week. The FFAW says it's pleased with the plan...
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Meeting with FISH-NL lands premier in crossfire with FFAW

Premier Dwight Ball got caught in the crossfire Friday in the membership battle between the FFAW and FISH-NL. The premier met with FISH-NL President...