- 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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BC Union Women Fight Racism in Fishing Industry In the summer of 1954, racist signs on the women’s washrooms at the Namu fish cannery divided the facilities between “Whites” and “Natives”. They had been there for years, but despite demands from both the United Fishermen and …
Workers Must Have a Voice in the Automation of Ports The European Transport Workers Federation (ETF) is gathering trade unions in Rome to set out their vision for the future of dock work in the era of automatisation. Following a first successful event in Antwerp …
Dear Friends, On Sunday, March 4, 2018, family, friends and community members will gather to mark the 11th anniversary of the tragic and preventable deaths of three women farmworkers: Sukvinder Kaur Punia, Sarbjit Kaur Sidhu and Amarjit Kaur Bal, who were killed as they were …
Thanks to the persistence and hard work of the Vancouver Longshore Pensioners, a new interpretive panel will be installed at the Vancouver Convention Centre, adding to the 30+ labour history panels along the promenade. This panel remembers the explosion of the SS Greenhill Park on …