January 30, 2017

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 (1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver).

If you haven't already done so, please respond to the calendar invitation by Shane Pittma...

January 26, 2017


It's been in the works for a while, so thanks for your patience while members of the Communications Committee got our new website up and running.

Our new website features an updated design and layout, is mobile device-compatible and will make sharing news and updates...

January 26, 2017

We're 52!

On January 27, 1965 the 120-member Vancouver Harbour Employees' Association joined the ILWU to officially become Local 517. Among its members were the first women to join the ILWU, which at that time was still known as the International Longshoremen's and Warehousem...

January 25, 2017

The Canadian Labour Congress Pacific Region Winter School is underway in Harrison, BC.

Run annually each January and February, Winter School is an excellent opportunity for Local 517 members to attend week-long courses on a variety of labour topics.  Registrants have the oppo...

January 25, 2017

For members covered under the Collective Agreement with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority:

Per our Collective Agreement, the seniority list has been updated effective December 31, 2016 and has been posted in the office and external work locations.  An electronic copy has al...

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