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ILWU Canada


The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) Canada has been successfully representing working people in British Columbia since 1948. ILWU Canada is the exclusive bargaining agent for over 6,000 men and women throughout the province.


ILWU Canada is comprised of 12 autonomous locals and 3 affiliates, as listed below.


Local 400 Marine Division (Coastal areas of BC)
Local 500 Longshore (Burrard Inlet)
Local 502 Longshore (Surrey & New Westminster)
Local 505 Longshore (Prince Rupert)
Local 508 Longshore (Vancouver Island)

Local 517 Administration/Maintenance/Operations (Vancouver)
Local 514 Ship and Dock Foremen (BC)
Local 519 Longshore (Stewart)
Local 520 Pacific Pilotage Authority (BC)
Local 522 Warehouse (Maple Ridge)
GWU 333 Grain Workers Union (Burrard Inlet)



Retail Wholesale Union (British Columbia)
Retail Wholesale Department Store Union (Saskatchewan)
Grain Services Union (Saskatchewan)

In late December of 2014, ILWU Canada adopted its Social Media Policy, available here.

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