- 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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Below are the notes from July 8th campaign planning session for the BC FED Minimum Wage Working Group. Included is a summary of the brainstorming session for your reference. Attached is a revised version of the petition form with bigger boxes to assist with deciphering …
The indefinite strike by tens of thousands of ver.di members at Deutsche Post (DP) has forced the company back to the negotiating table. DP’s attempt to break the strike by bringing in temporary workers has failed. Negotiations begin tomorrow, Friday 3 July. Meanwhile, the strike …
Day of the Seafarer 2015 Day of the Seafarer 2015 is fast approaching. This year the International Maritime Organization is shifting its focus to maritime education. We want you to consider a career at sea. Most people go to work in offices, factories and shops, …