Fighting Back Makes A Difference.

Since 1945, the men and women of the UFAWU have struggled through good times and bad. We know that solidarity makes us stronger and that fighting back makes a difference.

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Dues Reminder and 2023 UFAWU-Unifor Calendar

Dues Reminder and 2023 UFAWU-Unifor Calendar

UFAWU-Unifor Member Dues Reminder This is a friendly reminder to update Union dues payments in accordance with the sliding scale for dues remittance. If your insurable fishing earnings for 2022 were greater than $2,500 and you had paid the minimum dues of $36 at the...

UFAWU-Unifor Calendar, MPA Survey, and Pinniped Update

UFAWU-Unifor Calendar, MPA Survey, and Pinniped Update

2023 UFAWU-Unifor Calendar — Preorder Now! The UFAWU-Unifor 2023 wall calendar is now available for preorder by both Union members and non-members. This 9x12 wall calendar celebrates the B.C. commercial fishing industry by showcasing commercial fishing vessels,...

2023 UFAWU-Unifor Calendar Order Now!

This 9×12 wall calendar celebrates the B.C. commercial fishing industry by showcasing commercial fishing vessels, harbours, and shoreside fish plants. The UFAWU-Unifor 2023 wall calendar is now available for pre-order. Orders placed by December 10, 2022, will be shipped in time for Christmas.

Wild B.C. Salmon Need Your Help

Salmon is an essential piece of our culture in British Columbia. It feeds us and sustains livelihoods. But, like many parts of our province’s delicate ecosystem, some B.C. salmon species have fallen victim to the devastating impact of habitat destruction and climate change…

Our Leadership

James Lawson

James Lawson

President

James Lawson is UFAWU-Unifor’s current elected president. James has experience working as a skipper in salmon seine, herring, prawn and geoduck fisheries and has been an outspoken advocate on social issues in fisheries on the B.C. coast for many years.

Kyle Louis

Kyle Louis

Vice President

Kyle Louis UFAWU-Unifor’s current elected vice president. He is a 4th generation commercial fisherman. Owner operator that fishes Gillnet prawn crab and herring. Kyle has spent a lot of time speaking up on behalf of fisherman regarding our issues. Kyle also sits on the board of directors for IMAWG. 

Guy Johnston

Guy Johnston

Secretary Treasurer

Guy Johnston is UFAWU-Unifor’s current elected secretary-treasurer. Guy fishes by trap for prawns and shrimp, while using hook and line to catch salmon, rockfish, and lingcod. Guy has been involved with UFAWU-Unifor for many years.