- 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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BCTF celebrates 100 years On January 4, the BC Teachers’ Federation celebrated 100 years of fighting for public education and teachers’ rights by unveiling a plaque as part of our “Remembering Working People” project. The plaque will be mounted at the Diamond Health Care Centre …
Solidarity in Action Support for BCGEU Members BCGEU members at the Justice Institute of BC store are on strike for a fair collective agreement. They are currently paid $5 less than workers performing the same job on other campuses. The picket line is up from …
Working While Black Webinar Series On February 13, 2017 in honour of Black History Month, the Canadian Labour Congress is launching “Working While Black”, an educational and interactive webinar series for workers of colour and allies. The series will celebrate the contributions of Black activists …
ILWU Canada Backpack Campaign for Covenant House On behalf of ILWU Canada and the Community Affairs committee, I would like to personally thank you for your Local’s generous support towards the Backpack campaign for Covenant House. Together the Locals & Affiliates raised $10,000, plus an …