- 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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On May 13, 2013, IKEA Canada locked out the workers at their store in Richmond, members of Teamsters Local 213, in an attempt to force them to accept a two-tiered wage system and reductions in benefit eligibility. The workers have remained strong over the past …
Dear Sisters and Brothers: Please hold the date for a strike support demonstration for the locked out IKEA workers in Richmond, BC on Monday, July 1st, 11:00 am. Details to follow soon. In solidarity, JIM CHOROSTECKI Executive Director B.C. Federation of Labour #200 – 5118 …
Sisters and Brothers: On May 13, 2013 management at the Richmond IKEA locked out the nearly 350 members of Teamsters 213 who work at that location. IKEA has shown its determination to succeed and a willingness to break the Labour Law, having already been found …