- 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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In a scene all-too-familiar to people living under dictatorship, the police choose the early hours of the morning to break down the doors. But what happened this morning didn’t take place in North Korea or Burma. It was Irish police who chose to raid the …
The ILWU Canada would like to send our support to the family of Jodi Henrickson; a 17 year old girl who went missing from Bowen Island on July 20th. Bob Henrickson is a head checker at the Squamish Terminal. We urge you to spread this information as …
VANCOUVER – An Ironworkers union local and the BC Federation of Labour are asking today why British Columbia is allowing a Quebec company to bid on the $365 million BC Place replacement roof – which will be awarded shortly – when the province of Quebec …
A study commissioned by the largest local union representing longshore workers – the ILWU Canada Local 500 – has uncovered serious allegations of sexual and other forms of harassment suffered by women working on the waterfront. These allegations are of great concern to the International …