- 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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March, 2010 Issue 7 WATERFRONT INDUSTRY PENSION PLAN The purpose of this bulletin is to provide up to date changes in both your Pension Plan and additional benefits provided through Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and the Old Age Security pension (OAS). This …
On June 18 1935 a combined force of Vancouver police, Provincial police, and special constables led by police chief and former Shipping Federation director W.W. Foster attacked approximately one thousand striking longshoremen and unemployed workers peacefully marching to Ballantyne Pier to protest the employment of …
At 7:00am on January 31, 2010 foreign-owned Rio Tinto, the second largest mining company in the world, locked out nearly 600 members of ILWU Local 30 at its borax mine and plant in Boron California. This mega mining conglomerate is trying to force an extremely …
15th Annual Labour Community Christmas Dinner Thursday, December 24, 2009 5:00pm – 8:00 pm Maritime Labour Centre 1880 Triumph Street (At Victoria Drive) Vancouver, B.C. AND Upper Auditorium Whalley Legion 13525 106th Avenue Surrey, B.C. The dinner is for those in the community who are …
December 22, 2009 Your pension Plan Trustees are very pleased to announce that we have been successful in making significant changes to the Bridge Benefit and Early Retirement provisions in our Pension Plan. These changes were approved at the Trustee meeting on December 18, 2009. …