- 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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At ILWU Canada’s 34th Convention, April 5-8, 2016 nominations were held for the next term of ILWU Canada Officers. Your Local will be holding elections between now and May 6, 2016 to decided who our new next 3rd Vice President will be. The other positions …
Attention: BC Labour Leaders Our new online map of places associated with the history of working people in BC is now live on our website! We have identified 143 locations so far. Most include photos and links to further information. http://www.labourheritagecentre.ca/workermemorialmap/ Instructions for navigating the …
The BC Labour Heritage Centre Annual Report We are pleased to present our annual report that briefly highlights some of the successes we’ve achieved in the past year. Please click here to view the downloadable PDF. A big thank you to the unions that make this important …
Canadians feel confident that marine shipping is safe, but they have reservations about transporting oil
April 5, 2016 – Canadians see their nation as a sea-faring one and have mostly positive views about shipping and its contribution to the country – at least to some degree. Unsurprisingly, it’s Canada’s coastal regions who feel this most strongly. But while the majority of …