- 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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Welcome to the GEN-U Network Gen-U is a provincial network of young union members from across BC. This network is the result of consultations with workers who expressed a desire to receive communication on issues and events that affect young people in BC. Organizing and …
The British Columbia Union Label Trades Council has an interesting article on the history of union labels. Visit their site here “The actual origins of the union label began with the guilds of the middle ages, which were the ancestors of modern-day unions. Some time …
TRADE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM apprenticeship-poster1 The BCMEA and the ILWU are implementing an Apprenticeship Program. There are a limited number of positions available in the following trades: Heavy Duty Mechanic Industrial Electrician Millwright Application Forms available at: Vancouver Dispatch Hall Local 502 Dispatch Hall ILWU …