VANCOUVER, Jan. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Fishermen will be demonstrating their
opposition to proposed changes to the BC salmon fishery that could ruin
Led by the United Fishermen and Allied Workers' Union (UFAWU-Unifor),
BC's independent commercial salmon fishermen are fighting back against
Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs), which they say will drive up the
cost of salmon fishing, leaving large corporations owning all of BC's
"The Department of Fisheries and Oceans needs to stand up for small
coastal communities and keep the salmon fishery competitive," said Kim
Olsen, President of UFAWU-Unifor.
Olsen will be at a meeting today of the Commercial Salmon Advisory Board
and will exit at 4:00pm to tell rallying members what he heard.
What: Rally to save independent salmon fishery
Where: Morris J Wosk Centre, 580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Unifor was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 with the merger of the
Canadian Autoworkers with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers
union. With more than 300,000 members, it is Canada's largest union in
the private sector.
For further information:
please contact Unifor Western Regional Communications Representative Ian Boyko at 778-903-6549 or Ian.Boyko@unifor.org