PRESS RELEASE: OCTOBER 13, 2011

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Clearwater workers say "Union Yes!"

UFCW Canada welcomes the Clearwater Seafood workers who recently became the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 864 after decisively voting "Yes!" for the union.

Based in Nova Scotia, the new Clearwater members work onboard a fishing vessel off the coast of Shelburne and perform various duties including the harvesting and processing of lobster.

Local 864 also represents the full-time and part-time deckhands, platform workers, quality control workers, cooks and engineers.

The Clearwater organizing victory represents another successful campaign led by the UFCW Canada Eastern Provinces Council, which is fully dedicated to representing UFCW Canada members in the Atlantic region and raising the living standards of all working families in the Maritimes through organizing, collective bargaining and political action.

In addition to the newly organized Clearwater unit, the EPC also represents other members of the Clearwater Seafood Vessel Fleet, who work on wet-fish boats, FAS vessels and new technology vessels.


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