- 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 2012 ILWU Caucus and Convention are quickly approaching. This year both events will be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. Caucus will be held on March 26, 2012 and Convention will go from March 27 – 30, 2012. The Sheraton has set up …
Dear Sisters and Brothers, I would like to draw your attention to an important initiative by the Canadian Health Coalition (CHC). On November 30, 2011 from 7-9 pm EST, the CHC will be hosting a forum with Roy Romanow and André Picard. “Secure the Future …
ITF Affiliates worldwide will be campaigning for the elimination of violence against women on November 25th, 2011. The campaign message is “Break the Silence, Union Action to Stop Violence”. For more information about this campaign, and to see what your Union can do to support …
In an ongoing dispute with EGT, a grain export terminal in Longview, Washington, ILWU protested yesterday by blocking tracks en route to the terminal. Joining the longshore workers was International President Robert, “Big Bob”, McEllrath. Some arrests were made, including President McEllrath who was detained …