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UFAWU-Unifor Remembers Helen-Anne Beans

UFAWU-Unifor Remembers Helen-Anne Beans

With deep sadness, we announce the passing of UFAWU-Unifor Vice President, Helen-Anne Beans.  Helen passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 25th.  Born on March 30th, 1990, Helen was 32 years old at the time of her death.  After many years of...

Fraser Update & A Note From Our Organizer

Fraser Update & A Note From Our Organizer

Today, the PSC recommended and the Panel adopted a run size of 3.8M for the Summer run and 2.05M for the Late run (an increase from 2M). Despite a small run size increase to Late run Sockeye, there is no additional quota available for Area B and H at this time. Area B...

UFAWU Meets With Minister Osborne, Others

UFAWU Meets With Minister Osborne, Others

Today, UFAWU-Unifor met with Minister of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship Josie Osborne. Union leadership and staff explained the devastating impact that the PSSI closures had on fishers, the desperate need for support akin to what the agriculture industry has...

Update: Minister Murray NOT Stepping Down

Update: Minister Murray NOT Stepping Down

Yesterday, UFAWU-Unifor shared news gathered from Reuters that Fisheries and Oceans Canada Minister Joyce Murray may be stepping down from her position due to health concerns. The report in Reuters cited an anonymous source. We have since learned that this report was...

PSC Update From DFO, Media & Political Engagement

PSC Update From DFO, Media & Political Engagement

PSC Update From DFO The Fraser Panel met today for their normally scheduled meeting. The accounted run to date of Fraser Sockeye is 3,375,300 and the in-season adopted run size is 5,544,000 (pre-season expectation at the p50 was 9,775,000). Summers are tracking below...