ILWU Local 517 (C.L.C.)

PO Box 28164

RPO West Pender

Vancouver, BC CANADA

V6C 3T7

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...

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 ele...

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 str...

September 24, 2019

Local 517 would like to invite you and a guest to our annual Fall Social

The event is a great way to socialize with your fellow union members in a fun and relaxed setting, as well as an opportunity to acknowledge all our Committee Members, Shop Stewards, and Executive Bo...

September 18, 2019

Local 517's next monthly union meeting will be on:

  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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

  • Dinner will be served at 5:00 PM, with the meeting being called to order at 5:15 PM

Per our By-Laws, the business...

August 19, 2019

Every year the Vancouver & District Labour Council holds a series of courses and workshops on a variety of labour-related topics.  The full schedule for the year is available here.

Interested members should contact Membership Trustee Sarah Pilgrim to be registered. Fall Sessi...

August 19, 2019

Local 517's next monthly union meeting will be on:

  • Thursday September 12, 2019

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

  • Dinner will be served at 5:00 PM, with the meeting being called to order at 5:15 PM

Per our By-Laws, the business...

June 17, 2019

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 continue to be a con...