Know Your Collective Agreement

Article 10 – Recognized Holidays, Section 10.01(7) reads: “Days (up to 5 per week) for which an employee receives Workers’ Compensation or Weekly Indemnity payments, will count toward the calculation for eligibility for Recognized Holiday Pay providing the employee has … Continue reading

Vandalism WILL NOT Be Tolerated

Persons discovered: damaging defacing or putting graffiti on walls or machinery will be charged and brought before the M&G. These are serious charges. Penalties can include deregistration. ILWU Local 500 Business Agents

Hard Hats are Mandatory When Lashing

Hard hats are mandatory when lashing on container vessels. Please wear them for your safety. If you do not have a hard hat they are available at the Despatch Hall Paulo Branco, Business Agent.

Drivers at Centerm & Vanterm

Attention: Drivers Centerm & Vanterm NO cutting through the Gantry legs inside 100 feet. Heads up when driving under Gantries and RTG – beware of lids and containers overhead. NO cutting through container blocks in the yard. Paulo Branco, Business … Continue reading

Critical Incident Course

Open to all Shop & Safety Stewards This course is designed to assist shop and safety stewards in dealing wiOth the stress of workplace injuries and fatalities. This two (2) day course will be held towards the end of May … Continue reading

The Presidents Go To Jail

In 1965, the federal government adopted the Canada Labour Standards Code governing hours of work, vacations, statutory holidays and other conditions of employment relating to industries under federal jurisdiction. Of special interest to longshoremen was the provision granting eight paid … Continue reading