- 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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ILWU Canada Backpack Campaign for Covenant House On behalf of ILWU Canada and the Community Affairs committee, I would like to personally thank you for your Local’s generous support towards the Backpack campaign for Covenant House. Together the Locals & Affiliates raised $10,000, plus an …
Volunteers from the Leadnow community in over 35 Liberal ridings have already agreed to host “Make Every Vote Count” actions on Tuesday, December 13th. Why are people so motivated to step up now? People are worried – and mad – that it looks like the …
Dear Friends, Join us on Thursday, December 15th, at 8:00 am, at Broadway City Hall Skytrain Station to talk to workers about making work better in 2017. We will have a gorgeously lit-up blue tree ready to receive workers’ wishes for 2017, and delicious chocolate …
This year the ILWU Canada Young Workers Committee held a contest covering the themes: Solidarity, Unity and Diversity. The contest was open to young workers 35 and under and closed on Oct. 31, 2016. Our first place winner was Shannon Hoolsema, Local 502 who painted …