- 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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NORTH VANCOUVER END OF SUMMER BAR-B-Q WITH JOHN HORGAN Join John Horgan, Leader of the BC NDP, for an end of Summer, backyard barbecue in North Vancouver, hosted by Craig Keating, President of the BC NDP. Venue: St. Kilda at E …
Celebrating British Columbia’s Labour Legacy (Click link to see article in the Province Newspaper) By Mark Gordienko British Columbia has a rich legacy of labour. It’s in our life blood. From the fur trade and coal mines of the late 19th century, to the lumber …
WORKING WITH COAL Unions and Companies Launch New Online Campaign on Importance of Coal in B.C. for Jobs and the Economy Vancouver, B.C. (August 27, 2014)—Unions and companies in B.C.’s coal industry have launched a new website profiling the women and men who work with …
Longshore Workers’ Vote Ratifies Northwest Grain Agreement; Union Workers to Return to Jobs on Wednesday SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 26, 2014) – Longshore workers who load grain in Pacific Northwest export terminals have voted to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with several multinational grain …