Our team

Michael Given

Secretary Treasurer

70 St. David Street East
Thorold, Ontario, L2V 4V4

T: (905) 227-5212

F: (905) 227-0130

E: siuofcanada@seafarers.ca

  • Born and raised in Owen Sound, Ontario
  • Family of seafarers. 2 brothers, father and grandfather who was also a member of the SIU
  • Joined the SIU in 1987 and sailed on Great Lakes self-unloaders and car ferries as OS, AB, MA and QMED
  • Became a Union official in 2003. Have worked as patrolman, organizing director, Port Agent for the port of Thorold, Vice-President Great Lakes and West Coast
  • Currently Secretary Treasurer
  • Graduated from Queens University in 2008 with a certificate in Labour Relations
  • Live in St. Catharines with wife Cristol and son Austin.