- 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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The BC Labour Heritage Centre is the only organization devoted entirely to preserving BC’s vibrant labour history. We have big plans for 2018, including: Publication of a new BC Labour History Book: “On the Line: A History of the British Columbia Labour Movement” by Rod …
Bill C-23 Under Bill C-23, the current Preclearance Act would be replaced by a new statute based on the Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine, and Air Transport Preclearance that expands the preclearance program to other forms of transportation. The controversy lies in new rules that …
In the past the ILWU has been a big part of the BC Federation of Labour’s Christmas Eve Dinner, supplying gifts, donations and volunteers. This year we hope to re-invigorate that tradition. Please post for those who wish to help as a proud member of …