- 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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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 …
Below is a link to an article from Our Times magazine regarding BC Mill Tragedies: “What Did Not Have To Be” On behalf of the United Steelworkers (USW) we hope that you will share this article widely and increase your efforts to assist USW to …
Ban Asbestos Canada is working to ban the export of asbestos and secure just compensation and transition for Canadian workers. Learn more by visiting them at www.bacanada.org and by reading this brochure. ILWU’s Al Le Monnier relayed ILWU’s forceful stand on asbestos to NDP caucus …