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Annual Gilbert Higgins Lecture – A Match to a Blasty Bough: How FFAW-Unifor Confronted Power and Shared the Wealth

Earle McCurdy

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Please join us online on Thursday, October 27th, as Earle McCurdy presents a history of Fish, Food, and Allied Workers (FFAW-Unifor).

The historic sense of NL as a fishing society has been described as a focal point of our cultural identity. In the next Gilbert Higgins lecture for the Newfoundland and Labrador Historical Society, Earle McCurdy takes a look at a slice of our fishing history – the first 50 years of FFAW-Unifor, with a particular focus on the union’s early years and how it coped with the devastating impact of the northern cod moratorium.

Watch the Lecture at:

A Match to a Blasty Bough: How FFAW-Unifor Confronted Power and Shared the Wealth