- 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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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, …
Since June 22, 2011 the on-board attendants for the Rocky Mountaineer Railtours, who are members of Teamsters Local 31, have been locked out and replaced with scabs. Members are actively picketing, and wish to warn other union members. Please click HERE to view the letter …
The BC Federation of Labour has made a statement regarding the supposed shutdown of West Coast ports on Monday, December 12, 2011. In the statement the BC Fed supports the Occupy movement’s desires for fairness in our society, but states that any action that prevents …
President of the International, Bob McEllrath, released this statement in response to the Occupy Wall Street Movement and reports that the group is calling for the shutdown of ports on the West Coast. The International has stated that any shutdown of any ports along the …