VANCOUVER, July 31, 2015 /CNW/ - Unifor spokespeople will be available
for comment following today's release of recommendations in the Independent Review of the M/V Marathassa Fuel Oil Spill Environmental
John Butler is scheduled to present his report at 10 a.m. PT, followed
by comment at 11 a.m. PT from the Coast Guard and federal government
officials from the ministries of transportation and the environment.
"The Marathassa spill in Vancouver's harbour was within sight of a
closed coast guard station," said Joie Warnock, Unifor's Western
Director. "Stephen Harper's cuts to the coast guard has meant fewer
officers and reduced capacity to monitor traffic and distress
Unifor Local 2182 represents Canada's Coast Guard Marine Communications
Officers. Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector,
representing more than 305,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day
weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications,
Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.
For further information:
Joie Warnock at 604-785-9363 (cell) or Joie.Warnock@unifor.org