/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - The SIU of Canada Fights to Stop the Destruction of the Canadian Maritime Industry/

OTTAWA, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - What the seafaring industry fears the most may become a reality.  The Canadian-European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will have severe negative impact on Canadian Seafarers and the Canadian Marine Industry as a whole by opening domestic trade to foreign carriers, doing away with our Cabotage Laws.  This is the most serious threat that we have ever faced in our industry.

What:  Press Conference to expose the lack of transparency that the Conservative Government has had in terms of legalizing foreign flagged vessels to trade freely in Canadian waters.
Who:   James Given, President, Seafarers' International Union of Canada

Representatives from: 

International Longshoremen's Association
International Longshore and Warehouse Union
Steelworkers Union
Canadian Labour Congress
International Transport Workers' Federation
European Transport Workers' Federation
BC Ferry Workers
Maritime Union of Australia
Maritime Trades Department, Washington
And more…
When: Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Time: 4 pm
Marriott Ottawa, 100 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5R7,
Executive Level- KENT Salon

SOURCE: Seafarers' International Union of Canada

For further information:

Verena Garofalo
Director, Marketing & Public Relations
Seafarers' International Union of Canada
T: 1-514-830-7391
E: vgarofalo@seafarers.ca

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