“Hell Afloat in St. Anthony” – FFAW Filing Labour Grievances Against Plant Management
In response to allegations of worker mistreatment by management at the Royal Greenland fish plant in St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) has been rallying for fair treatment of the local plant workers.
“It’s Hell afloat in St. Anthony at the Royal Greenland plant,” said FFAW President Greg Pretty. “We went through a rough time with them two years ago with 15 grievances; had most of them heard; won most of them; established a couple ...
Quin-Sea and Clearwater Announce St. Anthony Joint Venture Approval
Quin-Sea Fisheries Ltd., a division of Royal Greenland, and Clearwater Seafoods recently announced the application to transfer the processing license for a St. Anthony fish plant has now been approved by the Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture.
This allows the companies to move forward with the deal, in which Quin-Sea Fisheries Ltd. will assume management responsibility for the plant on behalf of the new joint venture, St. Anthony Seafoods Ltd.
FFAW-Unifor to Hold Rallies in Support of Inshore Fishery Today
The FFAW-Unifor will hold rallies in St. John’s and St. Anthony today, calling on the federal government to respect the principles of adjacency and historical attachment when making fisheries management policy decisions.
The rallies coincide with a meeting of the Northern Shrimp Advisory Committee, taking place in St. John’s.
“In recent years, unfair management regimes have placed many of our coastal communities in a very precarious position,” said Keith Sullivan, President of ...
Fishing Vessel Catches Fire and Sinks at Cook’s Harbour Wharf
On September 18, 2015 at approximately 7 p.m., St. Anthony RCMP was dispatched to a complaint of a vessel fire at the Cook’s Harbour, N.L. Wharf.
The Cook’s Harbour Fire Department and St. Anthony Fire Department were already on scene when police arrived. The 65-foot Fishing Vessel Sylvialyn II, had caught fire while docked at the wharf at approximately 5:30 p.m. that afternoon.
The vessel was vacant at the time of the fire. Both Fire Departments continued efforts to extinguish the ...
NL Government Invests in Port of St. Anthony
The Newfoundland and Labrador provincial government is providing $80,000 in funding to the St. Anthony Port Authority to support future infrastructure enhancements.
The investment will allow the port authority to complete a feasibility study focused on improving harbour access and infrastructure in order to maximize potential growth opportunities for the port. Funding is being provided through the Regional Development Fund and builds on previous funding of approximately $3 million for the ...