- 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 a great time now for free collective bargaining as key provisions of Bill 28, the Public Education Flexibility and Choice Act (PEFCA), 2002 and of Bill 27, the Education Services Collective Agreement Amendment Act (ESCAA), 2004, were declared unconstitutional and invalid. The overall …
Sunday May 1st, 2011 invited the first raise to minimum wage in years. The provincial government commenced the first of three phases of wage increases that will eventually lead to a maximum increase in minimum wage from $8/hour to $10.25/hour. The increase that took effect …
April 28th, 2011 marks Canada’s National Day of Mourning which remembers those workers and their families who suffered injury or death due to workplace injury or illness. Tom Dufresne, President of ILWU Canada, addresses this important day in a radio ad as well as the following video: For …
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Collective bargaining works at Pacific Coast ports Vancouver (April 16, 2011) – A tentative collective agreement covering longshore Pacific Gateway workplaces was reached late last night. “We are unanimously recommending the tentative agreement,” says ILWU Canada President Tom Dufresne. The tentative agreement …