Call to Action: Seafarers Must Be Included in ‘Phase 2’ Vaccinations

January 22, 2021

 

One of our priorities at the SIU of Canada is to hold government to account and fight for our Members to ensure our voices are heard loud and clear to those in positions of power. To this end, we have been fighting to ensure that seafarers are included in the list of essential workers to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus once the ‘Phase 2’ rollout begins. We have said for years that we are stronger together when our collective voice comes together to fight for a unified cause. It is for this reason that we are asking the SIU of Canada Membership to join us in our call to action to ensure marine sector workers are included in all ‘Phase 2’ COVID-19 vaccination plans.

We are asking all of our Members to contact your local Member of Provincial Government in your home provinces and ask that seafarers and marine sector workers be included in your respective government’s ‘Phase 2’ vaccination plans.

We have created a draft email for you to send to your local politicians to make it as easy as possible for our voice to be heard. All you have to do is click HERE or below to download our draft letter to your provincial politician, fill in the highlighted sections with the appropriate information, and copy and paste the letter into an email to send to your local representative.

 

Letter to Your Local MPP or MLA: Letter – Seafarers Must Be Included in ‘Phase 2’ Vaccinations

 

Not sure how to contact your Provincial representative? You can find the below list of provincial government websites to help you find the contact information, including email address, to your local MPP or MLA.

 

Alberta

 

British Columbia

 

Manitoba

 

New Brunswick

 

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • https://www.assembly.nl.ca/Members/members.aspx
  • Scroll down to find the representative for your riding
  • If you don’t know your riding, at the top right of the page you can go to ‘Don’t know what electoral district you live in?’ to find out more

 

Northwest Territories

 

Nova Scotia

 

Nunavut

 

Ontario

 

Prince Edward Island

 

Quebec

 

Saskatchewan

 

Yukon