IMPORTANT UPDATES: 1) Featuring dinner from Sula Indian Restaurant. 2) The annual attendance draw will be taking place! Local 517 members are encouraged to attend our membership meetings, held at 5:15 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Maritime Labour Centre (see map below for directions). If you haven't already done so, please respond to the calendar invitation by Shane Pittman for our next meeting on October 4th, 2017. Per our By-Laws, the business of the Loca
A new exhibit featuring photographs and artifacts relating to Vancouver's labour history launches TODAY at the Museum of Vancouver. Visually stunning, City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism is a photo-based exhibition exploring how protest demonstrations have shaped Vancouver's identity. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to access rarely seen images capturing epic moments of Vancouver's protest history form the Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers' photo col
Local 517 would like to invite its members to our annual Fall Social and Service Appreciation Event! 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 Board members for their hard work over the past year. When: Friday October 13th from 4:00 to 7:30 PM Where: The Uber Lounge at Steamworks (375 Water Street, Vancouver) There will be ho
StartFragmentOrange Shirt Day is an event held annually on September 30 with the goal of engaging Canadians in a meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind. The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year. It is also an opportunit
Reminder! The deadline to apply for ILWU Canada Vocational/Career Technical Scholarships is September 30, 2017. Please see the Scholarship Bulletin for additional information and instructions for applying. Contact Sarah Pilgrim, Membership Trustee to request a letter of good standing.
Join us and support the spirit of ‘Namwayut - We are all one. The Walk for Reconciliation is an opportunity for people of all backgrounds to make a personal contribution to the reconciliation movement. How we build relationships today affects our next generations. Through walking in the spirit of reconciliation you honour intergenerational lives taken, honour survivors and those impacted by the Indian residential school system, and show your support for the youth in all commu
The 2017 Nomination & Election period is upon us. As reported at the last general membership meeting, the nominations for the Executive Board positions of 1st Vice-President, Financial Secretary, Membership Trustee and Odd-Year Trustee were open effective 8:00 AM on Friday, September 15 2017. Nominations will close at 4:00 PM on Friday, September 29th 2017. All prospective nominees are subject to the conditions as defined in the ILWU Local 517 By-Laws, Article II – Nominatio