On the Waterfront – June 2017
DFO Wins Controlling Agreement Legal Challenge
In a May 5 ruling, Federal Court Justice Cecily Strickland has upheld the Department of Fisheries and Ocean’s (DFO) policy on controlling agreements between fishermen and corporations.
DFO has always maintained that individual fishermen, not corporations, are allowed to hold and control inshore licences.
However, this rule was challenged in federal court recently by of Cartwright, Labrador fisherman Kirby Elson.
Elson was appealing a ...
Fish Processing Workers Hold Demonstration at WorkplaceNL
Workers from fish processing plants around the province gathered at WorkplaceNL headquarters on Thursday to call for a Fish Processing Sector Safety Council that will address the unique safety issues facing their sector.
Workers in this sector have been advocating for a sector safety council for more than a decade.
Industry statistics show that fish processing workers continue to suffer high rates of lost time and workplace injuries. The lost time incident rate for processing plant ...