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BC Crab Harvesters Need Your Help!

BC Crab Harvesters Need Your Help!

DFO plans to reallocate 50% of the inside commercial crab fishery in Crab Area E and 25% of the outside crab fishery to the five Nuu-cha-nulth Nations on April 1. No consultative process or immediate mitigation or compensation plan for harvesters was announced. This...

UFAWU’s Letter on the Fixed-Wing Crisis

UFAWU’s Letter on the Fixed-Wing Crisis

Following news that the Royal Canadian Air Force recently retired its Buffalo search-and-rescue planes from service without a replacement craft implemented, UFAWU-Unifor Vice President Helen-Anne Beans penned a letter of protest on behalf of the Union and BC...

Fish Harvester EI Assistance Update

Fish Harvester EI Assistance Update

UFAWU-Unifor has heard from many fishermen regarding multiple issues with access to employment insurance. The two most common issues are: Denial of claims even despite EI posting that fishermen could be eligible using a reach-back to 2019. UFAWU-Unifor has since found...

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Call For Photos: UFAWU-Unifor Members At Work

UFAWU-Unifor is putting out a call for photos! We want to see photos of our members at work— prepping, fishing, or on the dock. Photo submissions will be featured in our monthly newsletter, on social media, or on our website. Please give your submission a title, as...

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A Note On Fishery Notices

UFAWU-Unifor members, We have received a number of inquiries regarding upcoming fishery openings. Unfortunately, our knowledge of upcoming fishery openings is often limited to DFO fishery notices. When we become aware of information relevant to our members, we share...

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May 2022 All Fishermen’s Meeting Tour Recap

Over the month of May, UFAWU-Unifor held Part One of the 2022 All Fishermen’s Meeting Tour.  The tour saw Union staff connect with harvesters across many areas of coastal B.C. including the Sunshine Coast, North Vancouver Island, Alert Bay, Sointula, and Bella...

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