- ABOUT The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada has been successfully representing working people in British Columbia since 1948. ILWU Canada is the exclusive bargaining agent for over 3,000 men and women throughout the province. The ILWU Canada is a union made up of the 12 autonomous Locals of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, and three affiliates: the Retail Wholesale Union (British Columbia), the Retail Wholesale Department Store Union (Saskatchewan), and the Grain Services Union (Saskatchewan). We are a rank-and-file union. We encourage membership participation in the affairs of the Union, and we represent our members in numerous forums of interest on the Federal, Provincial and Municipal scenes. The ILWU Canada Longshore Division is involved in the loading, unloading and checking of cargo to and from vessels, and the storage of these goods on the docks and in warehouses. We handle cargo such as: Forest Products: lumber, pulp, craft, woodchips, logs. Bulk Ores: coal, sulphur, zinc, lead, copper, phosrock, potash, pellets. Liquid Bulk: methanol, glycol, styrene, seed oil. Grains. Containers. Break Bulk: steel, ingots and general cargo. ILWU Canada has over a half century of experience, skill, and success in making things better for working people like you.
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ILWU Canada Update – Fire at the Maritime Labour Centre There has been a second arson fire at the Maritime Labour Centre within two years. Someone had broken through the outside door near the ILWU Canada office and went into the building and started a fire in …
PMA OFFICIALS ADMIT TODAY THAT WEST COAST CONGESTION CRISIS HAS BEEN CAUSED BY MANAGERIAL MISTAKES AND NOT PRIMARILY DUE TO DOCKWORKERS SAN FRANCISCO, CA – In contract negotiations this afternoon, officials from the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) told a federal mediator and longshore negotiators that West Coast …
ILWU joins PMA in requesting federal mediation JOC: Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Jan 05, 2015 11:21PM EST The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service announced late Monday that in response to a joint request from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association, contract …