- 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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On the 18 February, trade unionists and activists worldwide stood shoulder to shoulder to deliver a strong and clear message to governments and employers. On 18th February, thousands of trade unionists took to the streets, bombarded social media channels and lobbied their governments to defend the …
In March 2013, ILWU delegates stood in solidarity with the Maritime Union of New Zealand against outsourcing and anti-union tactics employed by POAL. Pictured: MUNZ officers Joe Fleetwood and Garry Parsloe, with ILWU International Vice President-Mainland Ray Familathe in the center. Good news for New …
ITF welcomes hard-fought deal for ILWU workers on US West Coast The international Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has welcomed a tentative agreement struck between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) on a new five-year contract covering workers at …