Nfld. & Labrador

FFAW re-hires Earle McCurdy, 2 days after retirement

Former fisheries union president Earle McCurdy has found a new job — and it's with his old employer.
Earle McCurdy stepped down earlier this week as president of the FFAW. (CBC)

Former fisheries union president Earle McCurdy has found a new job  and it's with his old employer. 

McCurdy, who officially retired at the Fish, Food and Allied Workers union on Monday when new president Keith Sullivan was elected by union brass, was hired back on Wednesday. 

Sullivan told CBC Radio's Fisheries Broadcast that McCurdy will help with special projects, as well as with the transition process as he guides the union into its next era. 

"Nobody yet has said that he's certainly not qualified to do some work around here and obviously [he has] the skills and the experience," Sullivan said. 

"So, any time you get somebody of Earle's calibre willing to help out, I mean, I think it's a no-brainer." 

Sullivan said McCurdy's new position has been endorsed by the union's councils and executive board.

Sullivan said he will have plenty of questions about how to handle a variety of issues. 

"I'm not going to lie, I'd certainly have Earle's number on speed dial," Sullivan said. 

"I'm sure there's lots of things come up I'll seek his advice on."


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