- 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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The ILWU Canada Young Workers Conference Sept. 23-25, 2015 hosted 135 young workers from all Local and Affiliates plus 10 International delegates. Over the 3 days they had the opportunity to learn about Political Action, History and Health & Safety. At the end of the …
ILWU 502 is pleased to announce that all GCT Rail, Yard and Ship Planners have successfully unionized. Your union will get in touch with you shortly about the next steps towards a smooth transition into becoming members of ILWU Local 502. Click here …
ILWU CANADA 2017 YOUNG WORKERS CONFERENCE – September 27-29, 2017 ILWU Canada will be hosting a three day Young Workers Conference September 27-29th, 2017 at the Maritime Labour Centre. It will include such topics as Social Media, Political Action, History and more …