- 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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Greetings, The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) threatens tens-of-thousands of Canadian jobs, will lead to higher prescription drug costs and threatens our health care system. Please join our guest speakers to discuss what the TPP will mean for Canada, our community and how to STOP IT! SPEAKERS: Hassan …
Bankruptcy Leaves Cargo Ships and Crews Stranded SAT, OCT 29 Korean based Hanjin was billions of dollars in debt when it filed for bankruptcy in August. CBC Reporter Greg Rasmussen reports that failure now has hundreds of ships, crew members and billions of dollars in …
Thursday, November 3, 2016 ILWU Canada will be marching to defend our Canadian coastlines and seafarers jobs. The rally will start at Canada Place information kiosk at 10:30 am, from there we will march to Transport Canada’s office at 800 Burrard Street. Below is a …