As we outlined back in December, UFAWU-Unifor hosted a letter writing blitz late last year to deliver its message to federal officials in the nation's capital of the need to address a number of issues related to the licensing of vessels in North Coast waters and the need to ensure that their catch is processed on the North Coast .
UFAWU-Unifor received their resolution of support from Council following a presentation at the December 7th Council session, incorporating that support into the letter now currently being distributed to those interested in lending their assistance to the information campaign from the North Coast.
|UFAWU-Unifor members are continuing with their letter writing campaign|
through January to continue to put pressure on Federal officials in
Ottawa on issues related to the Canadian Fish Company plans
to close the Oceanside plant canning lines
Through the months of November and December the union leadership has frequently spoken out about the plan to eliminate the canning lines at the Canadian Fish plant on George Hills Way, which will see a large number of the workforce lose their jobs this year, discussions are still underway between the union and the company to sort out the seniority provisions and other matters related to those job losses.
You can review the text of the letter that union officials are sending to Ottawa below:
For more information on the letter writing campaign and how you can become involved with it, see the UFAWU-Unifor Facebook page.
More items of interest related to the Fishing industry on the North Coast can be found on our archive page.