Media advisory - Audio from freedom of information request to be released during Unifor committee testimony

OTTAWA, March 10, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's Coast Guard Communication Officers are sounding the alarm over serious flaws in the technology involved with the planned closure of the Marine Communication and Traffic Services (MCTS) center in Comox, British Columbia. At a hearing today of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, Unifor representatives will present exclusive audio evidence of highly distorted radio communications that could endanger the safety of vessels and the coastline.

"We will present never-heard-before audio that shows the incredible obstacles facing coast guard officers," said Joie Warnock, Unifor's Western Director. "Garbled radio communication is just the tip of the iceberg."


Verbal testimony and presentation of audio file


Thursday, March 10 beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET


Room 306, Valour Building, Ottawa


Scott Hodge, Coast Guard Communications Officer and Western Region Vice President of Unifor Local 2182.

*Unifor Western Director Joie Warnock is the spokesperson available for comment. Joie will be  in Winnipeg on March 10 and 11.

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Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.


For further information: please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at 778-903-6549 (cell) or

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