- 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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Ballantyne Memorial On June 18, 1935 violence on the Longshore picket line, instigated by Police and goons on behalf of the Shipping Federation and their allies became part of our history. That battle was lost but the war was won. The actions of that day …
ILWU Canada Young Workers Conference, September 27-29, 2017 ILWU Canada held their third biennial Young Workers Convention at the Maritime Labour Center in Vancouver on September 27-29. The theme for this year’s conference was “Internationalism: Solidarity Beyond Borders.” Internationalism and solidarity were indeed in the …
Book Launch Party – You Are Invited! Tuesday, May 1, 2018 5:30 – 8 pm Hilton Metrotown Crystal Ballroom, 6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby SPECIAL GUEST: Premier John Horgan PERFORMANCE BY: Unladylike Artist Collective LABOUR HERITAGE DISPLAYS BOOK SALES and AUTHOR SIGNING RSVP by April 19, …
National Day of Mourning – April 28, 2018 Last year, 158 B.C. workers died from a workplace injury or disease. Now, families and communities are left to mourn. Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning. As workers, families, employers, and communities …