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July 20, 2021

Salmon Harvester Meetings — We Need To Hear From You!

On June 29, 2021, DFO announced long-term closures under the pacific salmon strategy initiative for over seventy salmon fisheries. There is no financial aid package for this summer, in spite of the last-minute nature of the closures. DFO announced a buyback to begin in 2022 — but won’t start working out the details until this […]

July 19, 2021

Follow UFAWU-Unifor on Twitter and Instagram

Stay up to date with UFAWU-Unifor news, in-season information and Union campaigns by following UFAWU-Unifor on social media. UFAWU-Unifor has maintained a strong presence on Facebook for a number of years through its UFAWU-Unifor Fishermen and UFAWU-Unifor Shoreworkers pages. Now, UFAWU-Unifor is expanding its online presence to Twitter and Instagram. Follow UFAWU-Unifor on Twitter by […]

July 14, 2021

2021 Pacific Salmon Commission Fraser River Panel Update

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July 7, 2021

Salmon Closures — Fighting Back

The sudden announcement of 79 salmon fishery closures has created great uncertainty for B.C. salmon harvesters and the organizations that represent them. In the wake of these troubling announcements, UFAWU-Unifor is uniting with a coalition of B.C. salmon organizations to stand up for harvesters and demand the government take appropriate accountability for the abrupt and […]

June 23, 2021

FOPO Submits DFO Letter on Prawns

The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (FOPO) has published a letter addressed to Minister Bernadette Jordan concerning the ongoing issue of DFO's frozen-at-sea prawn regulation reinterpretation. The letter which was published on June 21, 2021, addresses an issue that has had many parties, including politicians and prawn harvesters alike, voicing serious concern — the […]

June 9, 2021

Fight Against DFO Prawn Tubbing Ban Continues

The fight against a potential ban on prawn tubbing continues as an increasing number of individuals from both political and industry backgrounds voice their opposition to DFO’s plan. On May 26, a meeting between the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans and a handful of DFO representatives took place.  In this meeting, DFO representatives were […]

June 7, 2021

RSVP for Unifor’s Campaign Launch to Build Better EI

Unifor has announced a new EI Reform Campaign that will advocate for a more inclusive, equitable and resilient Employment Insurance program for Canada's workers. To launch this campaign, Unifor will host a Zoom event on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 3:00-4:30 pm ET. The online event is open to all Unifor members and income security […]

June 3, 2021

In Solidarity with Tk'emlúps Te Secwépemc

UFAWU-Unifor is grief-stricken by the recent discovery of the 215 children found buried on Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc territory, whose lives were taken by the violence and abuse suffered within the Kamloops Indian Residential School. This horrific discovery is further evidence of the violence and cultural genocide which took place at Canada’s residential schools for more […]

May 26, 2021

Dues and Payment Update

A number of changes to the way UFAWU-Unifor members make Dues and Benefit payments were recently made. These changes include improvements to the Dues system and a more convenient way for members to make payments. For more information on Dues and payment options, please see the new "Dues" section in the "Members" tab, or click […]

May 6, 2021

Licensing: Entry And Exit Plans For Final Review

Please take the time to review the Licensing: Entry And Exit Plans section of The Future Of B.C. Commercial Salmon Fishing report — the final section of the report. Feedback can be sent to communications@ufawu.org.

May 6, 2021

UFAWU-Unifor Leadership Witnesses at FOPO Prawn Meeting

On Monday, May 3, the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans began an emergency study of the Frozen at Sea Spot Prawns issue which has now been a threat to food security and livelihoods for months. This study was the result of the pressure built following two months of campaigns led by a number of […]

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