- 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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Last Wednesday, July 14th, Locals 500 & 502 had a joint meeting. Below is a video briefing the content of the meeting, speeches made by Chad O’Neill, Mark Keserich and President of ILWU Canada, Tom Dufresne. Also, presentations were made to John Jacobs and Fil …
Longshoremen working at the Port of Montreal have entered their 3rd day of lockout. A spokesperson for the employers’ group has said that they are ready to get this issue solved. For more on this story click here: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2010/07/21/montreal-port-lockout.html
The tragic death of a waterside worker at Appleton Dock has spawned yet another urgent plea by the MUA for legislative action in order to combat the lack of safety on the job. Click below for the MUA Media Release on the topic: MUA Media …
900 Longshoremen have been locked out today after the Maritime Employers Association claimed there was a need to counter workers pressure tactics. Workers at the port have not had a contract since December of 2008. For the full story click on the link below: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20100719/montreal-port-lockout-100719/