- 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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Workers absolutely gutted with contracting out proposal Ports of Auckland workers are absolutely gutted that management are pushing ahead with their contracting out proposal, and are calling on Aucklanders to join their public rally this Saturday to make a stand for secure jobs for workers. …
In celebration of International Women’s Day today, the VDLC and BC Federation of Labour are holding a family friendly event on Saturday, March 10th. This will be a family event that is free to attend, and men and children are welcome. Come celebrate the 101st International Women’s …
The BC Teachers Federation has planned a mandated strike for three days starting on Monday, March 5, until Wednesday, March 7, 2012. The strike is in answer to the longstanding dispute with the BC Public School Employers’ Association, and the controversial bill that the legislature …
A “casualised and contracted-out” workforce has been advertised by the Ports of Auckland to replace members working at it’s ports while they are still in talks of settlement with the Maritime Union. While the Ports claim they are testing the market to see if the …
It is with sadness that the ILWU Canada acknowledges the passing of Brother Frank Kennedy, a former Secretary Treasurer to the ILWU Canadian Area. Brother Kennedy was born on May 3rd, 1928 in Oak Ridges, Ontario, and passed in Vancouver, British Columbia on February 18th, …