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Next Membership Meeting...

*** Wednesday, September 17, 2014
at 6:30 pm in the MLC Auditorium ***
(no meetings in July or August)

"R" Board Waiting Pool Despatch Rules - Click Here

Annual ILWU Local 500 Labour Day Golf Classic Tournament - Monday, September 1, 2014

Things you need to know if you are off work on Sick Benefits, WCB, Sick etc....

Industrial Fatality at Vanterm, December 2013

Trust Funds Established

Job Postings, Category Increases, Rotations, Trainers, Training (NOT Open to The General Public, Registered Longshore Workers only)

NEW JOB POSTINGS

CATEGORY INCREASES

ROTATIONS

TRAINING

IKEA Lockout - Click here for details


What You Should Know

Declaration of Availability

I.V.R. Telephone System

Despatch

Availability Period

By Phone

 

 

 

For the Day Despatch (6:45)

16:00-20:00

22:00

For the Night Despatch (15:00)

04:00-13:30

14:30

For the Graveyard Despatch (16:00)

04:00-13:30

15:30

For the 05:45 Despatch (17:45)

14:00-15:30

16:45

To Contact ILWU Despatch Coordinator: (604) 216-0356

Union Dues Receipts

ILWU/BCMEA Benefits and Pension (WIPP)

Your TRUST Benefits - Click Here

Health & Welfare, Pension, OFA's and WCB Information

PRESCIPTIONS

DENTAL

WEEKLY INDEMNITY INFORMATION

HEALTH & WELFARE, AND PENSION BENEFIT INFO NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

BENEFIT FORMS

OFA (OCCUPATIONAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT) FORM

WORKSAFEBC TELECLAIM GUIDELINES (previously WCB)

WATERFRONT INDUSTRY PENSION PLAN

UBC STUDY TO PREVENT BREAST CANCER IN SHIFT WORKERS

ILWU Local 500 Pensioners

Please note: The April 2014 Pensioners Meeting will be held on the 2nd Thursday of the month (April 10th) as the hall is being used by the ILWU Convention on the 1st Thursday. This is a one time only change.

MEETINGS: 1st Thursday of each month (except July & August)
TIME: 10:30 am
PLACE: Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver

     President:     Mike Marino
     Vice President:     Len Meneghello
     Secretary Treasurer:    Barry Campbell

Pensioners Scholarships

WINNERS ANNOUNCED - The following 2 individuals were the successful recipients of this year's Pensioners Scholarships as selected at the November 20, 2013 Membership Meeting.

  1. Stephanie Coccia (daughter of Local 500 Member David Coccia #30202) was the winner of the "Bill Kemp Memorial Scholarship."
  2. Kimberley Sunder (daughter of Local 500 Member Randy Sunder#40795) was the winner of the "ILWU Pensioners Scholarship."

Statutory Holidays

 

The next scheduled Statutory Holiday(s) is/are:

  • BC DAY - Monday, August 4, 2014

BC Day is/are "Recognized Holidays" in the Collective Agreement and work may be performed on this/these day(s) in accordance with the provisions of the Agreement.

Upcoming / Ongoing Events:

food bank table

FOOD BANK COLLECTIONS

As part of our ongoing commitment to our community, Local 500 will continue to collect non-perishable food items (canned soup, canned fish/meats, baby food, diapers, etc.) at its monthly membership meetings. Please help out.

Local 500 Drop-In Hockey

$15 drop in fee

click here for info

Information of Interest:

INDUSTRIAL FATALITIES

FATAL ACCIDENT AT VANTERM (TSI), DECEMBER 26, 2013 -- SUKHVINDER S KALSI #44661
"OO" Board Casual Sukhvinder Kalsi was fatally injured at Vanterm on December 26, 2014 when he fell on the rail hitting his head. He was removed from life support on December 30.

FATAL ACCIDENT AT LYNN WEST (SEABOARD), MAY 19, 2010 -- KEVIN LOWES #39862
Regular work force Heavy Duty Mechanic Kevin Lowes was fatally injured when the pontoon dock he was operating a heavy lift truck on collapsed trapping the 40T under the dock.

FATAL ACCIDENT AT LYNN WEST (SEABOARD), JANUARY 13, 2009 -- CHERYL MUSCROFT #40848
While delivering bundles of pipe to trucks, Checker Cheryl Muscroft was fatally injured when the pile of pipe gave way and rolled onto her. Emergency response by everyone was excellent.   Cheryl was taken to Lion's Gate Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

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THE HARRY BRIDGES PROJECT
"There will always be a place for us somewhere, somehow, as long as we see to it that working people struggle on, fight for everything they have, everything they hope to get, for dignity, equality, democracy, to oppose war and to bring to the world a better life."           (Harry Bridges 1901 - 1990)
Learn about the Harry Bridges Project

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ILWU LOCAL 10 DRILL TEAM
The ILWU Local 10 Drill Team presents a different image of dockworkers at parades and other events. Members of the San Francisco Local dazzle crowds with a routine that is part Riverdance, part Marine Corps march.
Click to read more and view video.

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TOMMY DOUGLAS: THE GREATEST CANADIAN
One of Tommy Douglas's most enduring pieces of oratory is the story of Mouseland.
It has inspired generations of social activists and progressive leaders alike.   Get Inspired

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