- 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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On Friday August 28, 2015 ILWU Canada President Mark Gordienko and Grain Workers Union President Gerry Gault signed an Interim Affiliation Agreement bringing the GWU into ILWU Canada. This Interim Agreement will last until the ILWU Canada Convention in April 2016. The Grain Workers …
Joint MUA/ACTU media release: Hutchison Ports Workers jobs protected Please find below a press release from the MUA and ACTU providing an update on the situation at Hutchison Ports Australia. The Federal Court on Thursday agreed to grant a temporary order protecting the dismissed workers …