Fisheries minister asks FFAW to hold secret ballot vote on resuming crab fishery

Posted: May 4, 2023 4:57 pm | Last Updated: May 4th, 2023 8:26 pm
By Jodi Cooke


As the crab fishery dispute continues, the Fisheries Minister has now made the latest move. 

Minister Derek Bragg is now asking the FFAW conduct a poll of its membership by secret ballot response, asking each individual snow crab harvester in the province the following question: “are you as a snow crab harvester ready and willing to go fishing now for the price as it is currently set at $2.20 a pound.

Late last night FFAW-Unifor shot back, suggesting the minister has asked the union to do something that would directly contravene collective bargaining act, opening up the union to litigation from companies.

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