The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

Dozens of union workers protest ‘extremely regressive’ bill impacting port workers in Canada

From 660 News:

The BC Federation of Labour is backing the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in its fight against Bill C-23

Dozens of union members have held a rally at Canada Place, protesting against Bill C-23 claiming it’ll deny Canadian workers jobs.

The bill expands the powers of US customs officers doing pre-clearance […]


ILWU Canada ‘proud to help fight like hell’ in favor of $15 minimum wage to get BC workers out of poverty

Excerpts from an article titled ‘Vancouver rally held to push NDP government to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour’:

ILWU Canada members support raising Canada’s federal minimum wage, including ILWU Canada President Rob Ashton, seen here with microphone.

On Wednesday, September 27, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada members held a demonstration in […]


Prince Rupert container terminal to re-open following ‘incident’; 11 workers treated and released

From CBC News:

Canada’s second-largest container shipping terminal closed following what authorities at the Port of Prince Rupert described as an “incident” Sunday morning.

DP World, the company that owns the container terminal, said the incident took place at 5 a.m. PT. A spokesperson said 11 workers had to get medical treatment at the hospital […]


VIDEO: Unions protest arrival of grain ship loaded by 'scab labour' to Prince Rupert

Members of Prince Rupert’s labour movement were on Ridley Island yesterday, protesting the arrival of a ship to Prince Rupert Grain they say was loaded by “scab labour” in the U.S.

Three locals of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) joined members of the Grain Workers Union (GWU) and the Prince […]