- 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 Surrey Teachers’ Strike of 1974 On February 15, 1974, over 1000 Surrey teachers left their classrooms and schools, traveling by ferry to the Legislature in Victoria to protest the lack of action by the Provincial Government to reduce the large class sizes in …
We were joined by the BC Ferry Workers Union, Unifor, International Union of Operating Engineers, and Seafarers International Union. Guest speakers included the following: Rob Ashton – ILWU Canada Click here to hear his speech Peter Lahay – International Transportation Federation – National Coordinator Click here …
Congratulations to the team at Neptune Bulk Terminals and ILWU Local 500 & 514 on your success in winning the Teamwork Spirit Award! This achievement is such a great reflection of your team efforts and to be able to recognize you all for the incredible campaign …
The Poverty Free BC week of action starts on Saturday, February 25th. We hope you can join us for some of the events and the march and rally for a Poverty Free BC on Saturday, March 4th. The BCFED is co-hosting the week with the …