- 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 September ILWU Local 500 will be celebrating 50 years of amalgamation. See Poster below. Click here for a PDF of the poster.
On July 8, 2016 the ILWU Local 502 Youth Movement in partnership with Fraser Surrey Docks hosted the first annual “Taking it to the Streets” street hockey tournament to raise money for the Surrey Food Bank. In total we were able to raise $10,502!!!!! Taking …
The Knowledge Network recently aired a show highlighting the various ports. Click the link below to view. https://www.knowledge.ca/program/industrious Duration: 46 minutes The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest and busiest port, with 28 terminals and nearly 35,000 workers handling hundreds of thousands of vehicle shipments …