ILWU Local 517 (C.L.C.)

PO Box 28164

RPO West Pender

Vancouver, BC CANADA

V6C 3T7

Welcome to Local 517 of the ILWU

Our members include the office, maintenance, facilities and operations staff of Fraser Surrey Docks, the Nanaimo Port Authority, the Port Alberni Port Authority, Squamish Terminals,
the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, and Westshore Terminals.
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ILWU Local 517

PO BOX 28164

RPO West Pender

Vancouver, BC CANADA
V6C 3T7

November 27, 2019

The 25th Annual Labour Community Christmas Dinner needs your help.

Every year, the labour community comes together to celebrate the holidays by sharing with those in need. Following our turkey dinner, every family will head home with a hamper of food, vegetables, clothes and toys for children.

Over 1,000 people and families take part in this annual t...

November 26, 2019

Shared on the Canadian Labour Congress website, Canada's unions are calling on the newly elected government to ratify global convention on violence and harrassment.

Read more.

November 26, 2019

Shared on the ILWU Canada website, the dispute at the Hotel Georgia has been settled.

November 26, 2019

The local's Annual General Meeting was held November 6.  Read on to see what happened.


From Cioffi's

Membership News

New members sworn-in include:

  • Aliana Slot, Indigenous Consultation Advisor (perm)

  • Darcy Paslawski, Environmental Specialist – Project & Process Review (rep term)

  • Karen Rendek, Senior Planner (perm)

  • Katie Rig...

November 15, 2019

The Vancouver & District Labour Council has room in the following classes for the Labour Education Fall session:

Charter Rights in the Workplace Saturday November 16 | 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

BC Labour Code Monday November 18 | 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Canada Labour Code Part 2 Tuesday November 19 |  9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Current Issues in Benefit Law Friday...

October 18, 2019

Shared on the UNITE HERE Local 40 website, hotel workers on strike at the Hyatt Regency, Westin Bayshore, and Pinnacle Harbourfront voted to ratify a new contract. See the press release.

Almost two hundred hotel workers remain on strike at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia.

October 11, 2019

Are you interested in Winter School 2020 course? 

If so, please review the course schedule (click on the photo) and advise Taleen Tchakedjian as soon as possible, as registration is OPEN and many courses are popular and fill up early.

Winter School is a labour training program that offers week-long courses on a variety of topics from January 12 to Fe...

October 10, 2019

Local 517's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held:

  • On Wednesday, November 6th 2019 at 5:15 PM

  • At the Maritime Labour Centre (1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver)

In addition to covering the regular agenda items listed below, it is at the AGM where any newly elected officers will be sworn in to their respective positions, and Stan...

October 10, 2019

Shared on the ILWU Canada website, the BC Federation of Labour is calling for a boycott on four Vancouver hotels. Read the news release here

Meanwhile, in the post about the boycott on the BCGEU website, the BCGEU has announced a $3-million interest-free loan to support striking hotel workers. See the full story here.

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