In support of our fellow Brothers and Sisters in the CAW and CUPW, some members of ILWU Canada brought our Union banner to the picket lines. To view the photos from these events click on the link below, or find them under the Pictures tab.
Archive for June, 2011
Tags: CAW, CUPW, ILWU Canada, photos, solidarity, union
Tags: CAW, CAW vs. Air Canada, Negotiations, tentative agreement
The ILWU Canada has received the latest update in the CAW vs. Air Canada dispute. National President of the CAW – Canada, Ken Lewenza had this to say:
“The CAW has a tentative with Air Canada as of five minutes ago. The legislation will not be introduced in the house. Thanks for your support.
More information will be released as we receive it.
Tags: Ladysmith, Local 508, Pensioners, picnic, solidarity, Transfer Beach, union, Van-Isle Pensioners Club
On July 9th, 2011 the Van-Isle Pensioners Club will be hosting their annual picnic. The event will take place at Transfer Beach in Ladysmith. All active members, their families and friends are invited to join the Pensioners. Hot dogs, hamburgers, pop, tea and coffee will be served with many other goodies, including desserts! We will also have music, games for the kids, a bouncy castle, and bingo for those gamblers that need their daily fix!
If you intend to come join us for this event it would be much appreciated if you would let the club know so that they are able to make appropriate arrangements for food!
For more information on this event please contact:
Bill Duncan at 250-618-3847 (C), 250-751-1222(H)
Local 508, Chemainus office at 250-246-9521.
We hope to see you there!
Tags: ILWU Canada
ILWU Canada has recently received a notice offering investment opportunities. ILWU Canada would like to make it clear that it DOES NOT ENDORSE any persons or company offering such opportunities.
If you are contacted to participate in any financial matters it would be in your best interest to seek out advice from a reputable financial adviser that can explain any risk that may accompany your involvement in such activities.
Tags: ILWU Canada, Longshore Workers, Waterfront News
The ILWU is requesting contributions from its members for the Waterfront News. This is your newspaper, you should be in it! We are now accepting submissions from members, casuals and their families about what is going on in the lives of Longshore Workers. Send us a short blurb about a milestone you’ve reached, about your child’s graduation or achievements, a marriage, birthday or other happenings along with a photo that you would like to share with your Brothers and Sisters.
For more information, or to submit your contribution, contact:
Jyalmen Sidhho at 604-254-8141 or by email at email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you and sharing your stories in the next Waterfront News!
ILWU Canada has been in contact with UBC about the deadline error for applications, and because we were not informed of a date change UBC has granted us an extension to the original date noted on the scholarship bulletin of June 30th. This extension is for this year only. Future applications will need to adhere to the May 31st deadline.
Please be advised that going forth these dates may well change in accordance with UBC’s required deadlines, and that these changes will likely be announced by UBC to the ILWU Canada in February or March of the current year. In order to stay up to date with these deadlines please check the UBC website, under “Affiliated Scholarships”, the ILWU Canada blog and website, or get your application and bulletin at the ILWU Canada office, or your Local.
Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and wish all applicants good luck.
On behalf of all the members, casuals and pensioners, ILWU Canada thanks the Bargaining Committee for their tireless efforts in obtaining a Collective Agreement for the Union. Thanks go out to Tom Dufresne, Mark Keserich, Chad O’Neill, Glen Edwards, Brett Hartley and Jyalmen Sidhho. Also, a special thanks to Angela Talic for her presentation supporting our First Aid workers.