Monday, October 28, 2019

With Federal election over, UFAWU-Unifor continues forward with calls for Disaster Assistance for North Coast fisheries workers

North Coast fisheries workers are urged to drop by the Fishermen's Hall
to make sure they have contributed their letter for action on the
call for Disaster Assistance for the region

They may not know who to address their letters to yet, but as the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau prepares to get to work with a minority mandate, the leaders of UFAWU-Unifor are urging local members of the fishing industry to sign on to the letter writing campaign calling for disaster assistance for local workers.

The union issued the call to workers through its Facebook page over the weekend, observing that the initiative is for all workers union and non union alike and not just those from UFAWU, with completed letters to be forwarded to the offices of the Minister of Fisheries and the Minister responsible for Employment Insurance.

Jonathan Wilkinson who held the Fisheries portfolio in the last session was re-elected in his Vancouver area riding last week, though it's not known at the moment as to whether he will return to that post in the upcoming cabinet for Prime Minister Trudeau.

Mr. Trudeau is expected to introduce his new cabinet next month, with the swearing in ceremony set for November 20th.

UFAWU-Unfior will also be looking to the new MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley to make sure their voice is heard in Parliament and that the many issues of the North Coast fishery remain on the radar of the Federal Government.

North Coast fisheries workers will be looking to new
MP Taylor Bachrach to take their concerns to Ottawa
when Parliament resumes following last weeks election

NDP candidate Taylor Bachrach was elected to Parliament one week ago, and he has been kept up to speed on many of the issues thanks to his trips to the North Coast during the campaign and from the Election forum that was hosted in the community in October.

Learn more about the UFAWU-Uniform campaign from the union facebook page.

For more items of note related to the North Coast and Southeast Alaska Fisheries see our archive page here.

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