Maritime workers around the globe have rallied in an international show of solidarity for Australian seafarers. The global day of action coordinated by the ITF Cabotage Task Force brought together maritime unions from every continent.
Earlier this week, SIU of Canada president James Given concluded a successful trip to Australia, where he brought a message of solidarity and support for Australian seafarers. During the visit, president Given participated in demonstrations against government inaction to protect domestic maritime jobs.
The fight to defend Australian seafarers is spreading internationally as Canadian unions today joined to rally in solidarity to support their Australian counterparts who are battling to have legislation implemented at home to protect their jobs.