Seafarers who currently hold a valid Integrated Rating Certificate of Proficiency (IR COP) and have revalidated prior to the 31/12/2016, may or may not hold the compliant qualification to sail on vessels which require STCW Reg II/5 & III/5 certificates.
A delegation of Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) workers from Newcastle have driven nearly 1,000km to the northern Victorian city of Echuca this week to deliver thousands of dollars raised for Parmalat workers who have been locked out of their workplace since January 18.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has hailed the Canadian Government’s settlement with Canadian unions over breaches of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program as a victory for common sense.
Government of Canada settles Seafarers’ International Union of Canada lawsuits alleging systematic breaches of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program16 Feb, 2017 ▮
Commencing next week, the Federal Court had been set to hear arguments in dozens of lawsuits filed by the Seafarers’ International Union of Canada (“SIUC”) against the Government of Canada. However, the case has now been resolved with the SIUC accepting a last-minute settlement offer put forward by the Government of Canada.