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.
Government of Canada settles Seafarers’ International Union of Canada lawsuits alleging systematic breaches of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program16 Feb, 2017 ▮
The new Parliamentary year is up and running, with Maritime Union of Australia officials and officers already seeing a number of politicians about matters of importance to the union.
This is a copy of a correspondance from International Transport Workers’ Federation President and Maritime Union of Australia National Secretary, Mr Paddy Crumlin to the Spanish Minister of Infrastructures, Inigo de la Serna Hernàiz regarding a labour arrangement in Spanish ports that could result in the loss of up to 8,000 jobs for unionised dockworkers.