- 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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We’re supporting World AIDS Day again for 2015. Our affiliates around the world will be marking the day with a host of awareness events, seminars, film screenings and much more. Start planning your activities now with ourWorld AIDS Day campaign materials. Let’s make 2015 the …
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 New Westminster, BC. The BC Building Trades are disappointed that BC Hydro has awarded the main civil work contract at Site C to a consortium which does not include any BCBT affiliates and workers. “This is a bad decision for BC …
ITF launches new resource in bid to stamp out bullying and harassment on the docks The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is demonstrating its commitment to tackling bullying and harassment within the dockers’ industry with the launch of a new set of online resources. The …