- 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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Full-day symposium to honour the life and engaged scholarship of the late SFU alumna Kerry Preibisch. We gather research and stories of hope about how precarious workers in agriculture, food processing and restaurants have struggled for workplace power though creative forms of collective organizing. Must register …
This is a special update for our Sponsors and Partners to highlight a project which is currently underway and for which we encourage your organization’s participation. In partnership with WorkSafeBC we have released a new video which presents the history of the Canadian Farmworkers Union …
Dear Friends, UNITE HERE! Local 40 members are fighting to keep their jobs after Simon Fraser University (SFU) flipped a food service contract to a new operator, which puts their livelihoods at risk. The 160 members of Local 40 are rallying Friday, February 24 …
Please find attached information about a new SFU Labour Studies Program Scholarship sponsored by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 38 and former BC NDP premier Glen Clark. Click here for a PDF copy with a live link.