Minister freezes fisheries union funding
By SeafoodSource staff
Published on 29 February, 2012
Fisheries Minister Darin King says the Newfoundland and Labrador government will stop providing cash to the Fish, Food and Allied Workers union, effective immediately.
King, in an interview with CBC’s Fisheries Broadcast, cited the union’s criticism of the provincial government as driving the decision.
“No matter what we do in this province, the FFAW are more concerned with their own self-interest than they are with the interests of the industry,” King said.
“And to be frank with you, as I see it in the fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador, you’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem. And I see the FFAW right now as part of the problem.