|Shoreworkers at the Canadian Fishing Company operations in
Prince Rupert are currently voting on a new contract
After a summer of negotiation towards a new labour contract, Shoreworkers with the Canadian Fishing Company in Prince Rupert are holding a contract vote this week, with the union executive making note of the need for reply by the end of the this week.
An update on the contract process was posted on Monday to the UFAWU-Unifor Facebook page, with members asked to call 250-600-4814 if they have not received a ballot in the mail.
A sample of the wage increases and Northern differential for Prince Rupert shore workers is included in the information notes, with a 35 cent differential in place for those workers in the north.
As part of the contract negotiation, the current proposal calls for retro pay to be backdated to April 16th.
The Deadline to mail the ballots back is September 3.
If approved by the membership, the term of the contract would run from 2021 to 2024.
More notes on the Fishery on the North Coast, as well as items of interest from the Alaska fishery can be explored here.