- 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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Three years ago the unions and companies on Vancouver’s waterfront came together to launch a new partnership to support the community. Using our collective strength to multiply our impact on building strong communities and improving people’s lives by supporting United Way, Waterfront employees have since …
Vancouver: Change is closer than ever Saturday, October 17th, 12:30pm – 2:30pm Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building 1055 Canada Place Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0C3 Tom Mulcair and Stephen Lewis will be in town for the final pre-election rally in Vancouver as part of the …
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2015 ILWU Canada Young Workers Conference. We had 156 delegates first time delegates including 10 international delegates from the MUA, ILWU Local 13, 23 and IBU-Alaska. The conference let the delegates experience a level of Solidarity and pride …
by Chris Mizzoni – Jan 22, 2015 On October 3rd, 1975, at 9:55am, a foreman in the Burrard Terminal Elevator, North Vancouver, British Columbia, telephoned the North Vancouver Fire Department to report a possible fire in the workhouse. Shortly afterwards, two explosions shook the building. The resulting fire …
October 4, 2015, Vancouver City Hall 5:00 pm – 6:30pm