Thursday, September 28, 2023

Canadian Fish Plant workers to vote on seniority list next month

The Seal Cove Fish plant sees much of the fishing related activity for
Canadian Fish in Prince Rupert these days.

With much of the work that is left in the local fishery for Canadian Fish taking place at their Seal Cove facility, the union which represents the workers at the BC based fishing company's Prince Rupert operations will be seeking the approval of the membership on seniority issues.

UFAWU-Unifor recently outlined the plans for all CFC Shoreworkers to vote on their Seniority Plan Committee recommendations

The balloting for the membership on the issue takes place on Tuesday October 3rd at the UFAWU-Unifor offices Upstairs  at 330 - 3rd West.

The Callout seniority plan is one described as the final merger for the Fresh Fish and Cannery seniority lists, if accepted there would no longer be separate lists, just one Canadian Fish Shoreworkers Seniority list. 

As the local fishing industry went through its challenges in recent yeas, the volume of workers required for work at local fish plants has dwindled, as have the physical plants of the once vibrant and instrumental  part of the local economy.

Earlier this Spring, Canadian Fish put the Main Cannery Plant location on George Hills Way up for lease, though so far there are no indications how much of that space that the Jim Pattison company has leased out.

More notes on the local fishing industry can be reviewed through our archive page here.

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