MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Brothers and sisters, over the past several weeks I’ve been able to meet with many of you to hear your concerns and your thoughts on our strengths and areas for improvement as a union. As President, I am very proud of the hard work I am see from our membership.
As you may have seen, earlier this week we launched the union’s first ever Canada-wide hiring initiative aimed at attracting and retaining the next generation of Canadian seafarers. As we bring new blood on board, I look to you, our membership, to guide new recruits and to show them what it means to be a proud Canadian seafarer.
I often talk about how change can be scary, but we must adapt in order to maintain a thriving industry. The decision to launch this hiring initiative was carefully thought out to benefit both our industry and our members. I encourage you to welcome this new era with open arms, as expanding our membership will mean opportunities for members both new and old.