The Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW/Unifor) recently announced its list of candidates for the upcoming executive board election.
Not surprisingly, new president Keith Sullivan was acclaimed, however, long-time union secretary-treasurer Dave Decker is being challenged for the position by Peter Leonard of Southern Harbour.
Keith Sullivan (Elected by Acclamation)
VP – Inshore
Tony Doyle (Elected by Acclamation)
VP – IRO
Inshore – Avalon Peninsula (Swift Current to Sunnyside )
Inshore – Northeast Coast (Southport to Jackson’s Arm)
Inshore – Northern Peninsula and Labrador (Harbour Deep to Norris Point, plus Labrador)
Inshore – West & Southwest Coasts (Woody Point to Monkstown)
Inshore – Affirmative Action
Joan Doucette (Elected by Acclamation)
Inshore – Representing crew members
Mike Noonan (Elected by Acclamation)
IRO – Representing fish plant workers from Cape Freels south to Cape Pine, inclusive
IRO – Representing fish plant workers from Cape Pine west to Cox’s Cove, inclusive
IRO – Representing fish plant workers from Labrador, the Northern Peninsula, and portion of the Northeast coast from Jackson’s Arm to Cape Freels, inclusive
Nancy Fillier (Elected by Acclamation)
IRO – Non Fishing Industry
Mike Devereaux (Elected by Acclamation)
IRO – Affirmative Action
Karen Caines (Elected by Acclamation)
IRO – Representing Offshore units
Warren Broderick (Elected by Acclamation)
Secret ballots will be mailed to members in the coming days. Once mailed, members have 30 days from the mailing date to send back.
Results will likely not be known until later this summer. Elections are held every three years prior to the FFAW’s convention, which is scheduled to take place in Gander in November.