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

July 3, 2020

Please see the Scholarship Bulletin and the Vocational Scholarship Bulletin for additional information and instructions for applying.

Contact Taleen Tchakedjian, Membership Trustee, to request a letter of good standing.

June 17, 2020

On June 19, 2020 ILWU Canada Longshore in solidarity with the anti-racism movement and Guiding Principle #3, will be shutting down for the 0800 shift. Click here to read the bulletin.

May 8, 2020

See a list of resources regarding COVID-19 as published on the ILWU Canada website.

February 5, 2020

The Vancouver & District Labour Council has room in their spring sessions. Click Read More to open this post and then click the PDF image to see session details.

If you're interested in attending, please contact Taleen Tchakedjian.

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...

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ILWU Local 517 (C.L.C.)

PO Box 28164

RPO West Pender

Vancouver, BC CANADA

V6C 3T7