- 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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Frank Leys, Secretay for the Docker’s Section of the ITF sent this email with news about our Brothers and Sisters in Japan. As we are all aware of the terrible events that have transpired there recently it is good to hear some hopeful news about the condition …
Members from Locals 500, 502, 505, 508 and 514 participated in this year’s ILWU Leadership Training Course from February 13 – 18 in Harrison Hot Springs. The participants learned about leadership and the different styles, traits and characteristics that aid in the development process. They …
Tomorrow, March 8th, is International Women’s Day! In celebration of and to honor this day there are a multitude of events happening all over the Lower Mainland. Click on the link below for a list of events and places of interest! International Women’s Day 2011 …
In an effort to show their support for Pink Shirt Day, an initiative to combat the senseless bullying that is present in the lives of our youth, ILWU Canada’s Negotiating Team wore pretty pink shirts with the phrase “NO Bullying!” to help promote that message! …