ILWU Local 517 (C.L.C.)

PO Box 28164

RPO West Pender

Vancouver, BC CANADA

V6C 3T7

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...

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...

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...

March 18, 2019

Spring is (almost) here, which means it's time for our annual Spring Social!

Local 517 would like to invite you and a guest for a fun evening of socializing with your fellow union members.

There will be hot and cold appies, tasty desserts, refresments and a prize draw!

When: Fr...

December 10, 2018

For the last 24 years, unions have been working together with their community allies to provide a holiday event for thousands of men, women and children in Metro Vancouver.  Last year, this joyous event with wonderful food, music and laughter served almost 3,300 guests...

October 19, 2018


Further to the report given on October 3, 2018, the Nominations & Elections Committee received the following nominations during the Executive Board nomination period of September 14 to 28, 2018:

Accordingly, an election by secret ball...

June 12, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018 marks the 83rd anniversary of the Battle of Ballantyne, a demonstration that turned violent when 1,000 striking longshore workers and their supporters tried to march to Ballantyne Pier to protest the unloading of ships by strikebreakers. The protesters...

June 12, 2018

Held over the weekend of June 22-24 in Cumberland, the annual Miners Memorial is a celebration of workers and their families and a call for a renewed commitment for safe and healthy workplaces, justice and equity, and bread and roses for all. 

2018 also marks the...

May 15, 2018

Local 502's annual golf tournament is coming up on Thursday, July 19 at the Beach Grove Golf Club in Tsawwassen.

Registration is limited to the first 128 entries.

Visit Local 502's website for full event and registration info. Deadline is June 30, 2018.