Saulnierville, N.S. – July 10, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 864 members working at Comeau’s Sea Foods in Saulnierville, Nova Scotia have voted to join the National Defence Fund (NDF).
The 70 members at Comeau’s work as fishermen for one of Canada’s leading seafood harvesting, processing, and distribution companies. They joined the NDF to gain the protections of Canada’s leading strike and lockout resource.
Established over 30 years ago, the NDF makes sure that in the event of a strike or lockout, bargaining units that subscribe to the fund have the financial and logistical resources needed to fight tough employers. The NDF also provides members with additional strike benefits, on top of their regular strike pay. Employers know that members of the NDF have extra strength to take on a strike or lockout, if required, in order to achieve a fair agreement.
"Congratulations to the members at Comeau’s Sea Foods on taking a bold stand and voting to join the NDF,” says UFCW Local 864 President Shauna Doyle. "This smart and strategic move by the members at Comeau’s will put them in an even stronger position in future negotiations with their employer,” Sister Doyle adds.