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					                                                              All the best for 2010
Number Four                                                          Providing information to our members and fellow unionists                                                December 2009



                                                                  ILWU Canada

                                                                  Waterfront News
                                                              Official publication of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union Canada


                                                                                                                                                            Longshore
                                                                  President's Report                                                                      Pension status
                                                                  Tom Dufresne                                                                            Y     our Pension Trustees are very
                                                                                                                                                                pleased to announce that we have
                                                                                                                                                          been successful in making significant
                                                                  President                                                                               changes to the Bridge Benefit and Early
                                                                                                                                                          Retirement provisions in our Pension
                                                                                                                                                          Plan. These changes were approved at
                                                                     Greetings Brothers and Sisters                                                       the Trustee meeting on December 18,
                                                                                                                                                          2009. The changes are effective January
                                                                                                                                                          1, 2010 and they are:
                                                                  iting Ottawa denigrating the Longshore      instances our productivity numbers are      1. The maximum Bridge Benefit is
                                                                  and foreman workforce and seeking to        superior. With these issues in mind the         payable at the age of 62 with 25
   On behalf of the officers and staff of                            destabilize the Union and threatening       ILWU-Canada has served notice to bar-           years of service. The current benefit
ILWU Canada, we wish the membership                               the excellent reputation you have worked    gain on behalf of the Longshore Locals          payable is 25 years of service x $29
of the ILWU and their families all the                            so hard to develop over the years.          and Local 514 has served notice to the          = $725. The new Bridge Benefit is
best for an enjoyable, safe, and successful                           Your Union officers have been actively    members companies with which it holds           approximately 25 x $36.35 = $908.75.
holiday season.                                                   promoting the BC ports and the 10+          certifications. Your officers are confident     Note: The new Bridge Benefit increase
                                                                  years of labour stability and reliability   that if all parties come to the respec-     will also be payable to all members

2009            has seen a stabilization of
                the global slowdown in
commerce which has had a tremendous
                                                                  and the ever increasing productivity. We
                                                                  have also obtained several independent
                                                                  studies which indicate that Canada’s
                                                                                                              tive tables with the best interest of the
                                                                                                              industry being foremost, the parties will
                                                                                                              be able to reach a negotiated settlement
                                                                                                                                                          currently receiving the benefit. The actual
                                                                                                                                                          date the increase will be received on your
                                                                                                                                                          cheques will be dependent on the work
impact on our members and casuals                                 West coast ports are not only cost com-     acceptable to the membership.               load in the Benefits office.
covered by the ILWU/BCMEA collec-                                 petitive with US East coast and West                                                    2. The Early Retirement factors have
tive agreements.                                                  coast operations but also that in many          In Solidarity                               changed for the special early
   Current indications are that there                                                                                                                         provisions of the Pension benefit.
will be an upturn in the Global economy                                                                                                                       The following benefit change was
in 2010 but there are any number of
events which could derail a complete                                     Grain Services Union Update                                                          approved at the Trustee meeting on
                                                                                                                                                              December 18, 2009. At the age of
recovery. While governments have been                                                                                                                         60 years with 25 years of Industry
actively engaged in stimulus spending on                                                                                                                      service, the actuarial reduction in
infrastructure improvements and central
banks have kept interest rates low the
obvious third leg of the stool is to allow
                                                                  O      fficers and staff of Grain Services
                                                                         Union are gearing up for an excit-
                                                                  ing and busy 2010, and they are starting
                                                                                                              2010. The electronic survey will be the
                                                                                                              first of its kind to be conducted entirely
                                                                                                              by GSU staff.
                                                                                                                                                              benefits has been reduced from 12%
                                                                                                                                                              to 5%. The change will only affect
                                                                                                                                                              retirees who retire as of January 1,
wages to increase to further promote                              things off with a name change.                  “We’re excited about using our new           2010 going forward.
consumer spending, and deal with the
expectation of higher rates in the future.
   During the past year the industry
                                                                      Changing the name of the union
                                                                  to Grain and General Services Union
                                                                  (ILWU•Canada) was one of the con-
                                                                                                              survey technology,” said GSU staff rep
                                                                                                              Steve Torgerson. “We will also be using
                                                                                                              this software to assist us when we can-
                                                                                                                                                          A     s an example: If you are 60 years
                                                                                                                                                                of age and have 25 years of
                                                                                                                                                          service, your current benefit could be
employers as a group have been busy vis-                          stitutional amendments voted on and         vass our officers to book board meetings      approximately $1650 a month. The new
                                                                  accepted by members at GSU’s recent         and larger events, like our upcoming        rate for the same length of service and
                                                                  annual meetings.                            convention.”                                age would be approximately $1781.
                                                                      “GSU’s Joint Executive Council             The tranquil Cedar Lodge in Black-       A $131 a month increase. All other
      MAIL                          POSTE                         members felt the proposed change in         strap, Sask., is the setting for GSU’s      provisions of the Pension text remain the
      Canada Post Corporation / Société canadian des postes       name better reflects our diverse mem-        biennial convention being held March        same.
       Postage paid                  Port paye

            Publication Mail Sales
                                                                  bership,” GSU general secretary Hugh        18-20, 2010. GSU officers and members             Reductions below age 60 will still
                Agreement #                                       Wagner explained. “Adding the word          will receive a convention call in mid-      be calculated at 6% per year for all
                       41151544                                   ‘General’ acknowledges our members          January.                                    members.
                                                                  who do not work in the agricultural            In addition to the regular convention        When these changes are in place
                                                                  industry and the potential for growth       business, delegates will review survey      you will be able to call our Pension
                                                                  outside our traditional areas.”             results and begin planning for GSU’s        Officer, Atul Hans at 604-689-7184 for
                                                                      “At the same time, Council members      75th anniversary in 2011                    assistance in planning your retirement.
                                                                  felt it was important to keep the word         “Yet another year is drawing to a
                                                                  ‘Grain’ to reflect the contribution and      close and I sincerely believe that we          Your Trustees would like to express our
                                                                  history as an organization founded by       can chalk up 2009 as a successful year,”    Best Wishes to you for 2010.
                                                                  employees working for grain companies,      Wagner said. “As we look back on the
                                                                  “Wagner added".                             past year I think we have changed things                Union Trustees
                                                                      While the official name of the union      that needed changing and identi-                   Ken Bauder ILWU Canada
                                                                  will be changing, the popular acronym       fied other things that we will work to              Mark Gordienko Local 500
                                                                  for the union – GSU – will not change.      change.”                                            Brett Hartley Local 508
                                                                      “We are known as GSU to most               “We’ve improved our communica-
                                                                                                                                                          Editor, Ken Bauder
                                                                  people and that will stay the same,”        tion and reinvigorated our strategy for     Assistant Editors, Oberdan Mariani
                                                                  Wagner said.                                engaging GSU members. We now have           Carolina Graphics Ltd 604.254.2421
                                                                      Members at the annual meetings also     weekly officer email updates plus a re-       President, Tom Dufresne
                                                                  approved the reorganization of GSU          newed and improved steward education        1st Vice-President, Bob Ashton
                                                                  into locals based on bargaining units       program,” Wagner continued. “There is       2nd Vice-President, Steve Nasby
                                                                                                                                                          3rd Vice-President, Al Le Monnier
                                                                  instead of geography.                       much more to do as we go forward to         Secretary-Treasurer, Ken Bauder
                                                                      GSU members will have an oppor-         2010 and I am confident that we will
                                                                  tunity to participate in a comprehensive    continue to make GSU even more effec-
                                                                  member survey in the first quarter of        tive on behalf of the members.”
2 l ILWU Canada Waterfront News                                                                                                                                                December 2009

                                                            This report has been reprinted from the previuos issue                                  to move its agenda in Ottawa by making
                                                                                                                                                    the union look to be at fault for any prob-
                                                                                                                                                    lems that may be occurring to get Ottawa
                                                                                                                                                    to act prior to negotiations. This of course
                                                                                                                                                    is rubbish, we may make mistakes from
                                                 1st Vice-President's Report                                                                        time to time but at the end of the day the
                                                                                                                                                    union is the members, and the members
                                                                                                                                                    are the union. We come in all shapes and
                                                 Bob Ashton                                                                                         sizes and we the union have a collective
                                                                                                                                                    agreement with the employers that they
                                                 Organizing/Joint Industry                                                                          should try to live up to and if they don't we
                                                 Labour Relations                                                                                   will try and kick them back into line.
                                                                                                                                                        We the Union strive to look after the
                                                                                                                                                    best interest of our members because
                                                 ship and persecution that workers have             against Brother, Union Member against           they are the Union, pretty simple right.
                                                 endured to gain improvement of their               casual. Well you get the idea because the       So when you have a problem report it. If
                                                 conditions and recognition of their rights         employer knows the best way to try and          you think your being harassed report it.

W      e the men and women, working
       under the jurisdiction of the ILWU
in Canada, recognize the need for autono-
                                                 as human beings, to organize, to secure a
                                                 fair share of the fruits of their labour.
                                                     Those are pretty heady words and
                                                                                                    defeat us is to do it from within. They have
                                                                                                    tried before you know but we have always
                                                                                                    closed ranks and stuck together and we
                                                                                                                                                    Read your collective agreement and learn
                                                                                                                                                    your rights. Ask your officers or executive
                                                                                                                                                    members if you have a question, if they
mous expression of Canadian conditions           what do they mean to you. It is after all          will again and again and again.                 don't have the answer, ask them to get it,
while maintaining international solidarity       the preamble to our constitution of the                Remember whatever you read in the           that is their responsibility to you.
with the workers of all parts of the world,      International Longshore and Warehouse              paper is not always true, although certainly        Together, there is no obstacle too great
to the mutual advantage of all.                  Union, Canada. I thought I would put               the paper may have some facts that are          because your Officers and Executive mem-
    In the long, and sometimes discour-          it in this column as I do not know how             true, it is how they bend the story to do       bers will know that you are their standing
aging process of bringing Unionism to            many have read it. Lately we have seen             the bidding of the employer, because of         shoulder to shoulder with them, in a
its present standards, we have found the         some articles in the paper that could be           course the paper is also an employer and        democratic organization where everyone
struggle for political, economic and cul-        considered discouraging and leave some of          they are not about to land on the side of       has a voice. If they make a mistake they
tural betterment, served best by a truly         you wondering what the hell is happening.          workers to say that the employer has the        know you are there to support them, dust
democratic organization, to achieve indi-        Well some of it is growing pains, some of          responsibility to provide a harassment free     them off and get them back in the fight for
vidual and collective common aims.               it is true, some of it is not true.                work place, it is the employers responsi-       our working rights, our political rights and
    In order that we may pass along to our           What is true, is the employer latched          bility to supply a safe work place, it is the   our civil rights.
children a heritage of security and obtain a     onto it to try and drive a wedge into our          employers responsibility to provide train-
measure of dignity for ourselves, we must        organization. The employer is trying               ing and so on.
bear in mind the lessons of privation, hard-     to split us on a couple of fronts Sister               The employer is trying to use the paper
                                                                                                                                                     Busy year for
                                                                                                                                                      RW Union
                                                                                                                                                                  Submitted by the
                                                                                                                                                                Retail Wholesale union


                                                  2nd Vice-President's Report                                                                       S    everal significant collective agree-
                                                                                                                                                         ments were up for negotiation and
                                                                                                                                                    as 2009 ends all the agreements were
                                                                                                                                                    able to be negotiated without labour
                                                 Steve Nasby                                                                                        disputes and with improved wages and
                                                                                                                                                    benefits for our members. 2010 will
                                                 Education and Training                                                                             also be a busy bargaining year and we
                                                                                                                                                    are confident that with the continued
                                                                                                                                                    support of our members and hard work
                                                                                                                                                    by our committees that we will be just as
                                                 their working conditions already mir-              planning the upcoming 75th , honoring           successful at the bargaining table.
                                                 rored. Nothing more!                               of the Battle of Ballentine dock in 1935.           The RWU Pension Plan also experi-
                                                     Without notice and after completing            And the 100 years of organized labour           enced an interesting year like most plans

A     meeting was held on November
      19th to complete the Tahsis history
project.
                                                 a ship load of lumber, they were fired and
                                                 ordered out of town.
                                                     These are the things we must never
                                                                                                    on the Prince Rupert waterfront. There
                                                                                                    will be events to recognize these two
                                                                                                    dates in mid 2010. More will be revealed
                                                                                                                                                    our plan was deeply effected by the col-
                                                                                                                                                    lapse of the domestic and world mar-
                                                                                                                                                    kets. Things improved as the year went
We were able to talk to several retired          forget! As history has a way of repeating          as the committee proceeds. These two            on and we believe we are well positioned
ILWU pensioners who came from Tah-               itself.                                            dates in longshore history are impor-           to take advantage of the recovering
sis and some of the family members who                                                              tant to the education of all workers on         economy. Many pension experts have
were there.
    After viewing the DVD it was emo-
tional for some. Stories were told and
                                                 T    o follow up on the Tahsis DVD, we
                                                      had a viewing for the pensioners
                                                 who came from Tahsis. It was emotional
                                                                                                    the waterfront. We must never forget
                                                                                                    what our predecessors went through to
                                                                                                    achieve the working conditions we enjoy
                                                                                                                                                    declared that hybrid pension plans such
                                                                                                                                                    as the RWUPP are likely to be the most
                                                                                                                                                    successful going forward. The RWUPP
many memories were rekindled. These              for some, as it brought back pleasant as           today. If you would like to volunteer           requires a defined a contribution from
Brothers experiences with a company              well as painful memories. The general              your time to help with this important           the employer and distributes a defined
who cared little for their future, removed       feed back was good and it felt good (to            project please contact me at the ILWU           benefit as determined by the jointly
blankets from the single men’s bunk-             me) to pay respect to their sacrifices. A           Canada Area office.                               trusteed board.
house and turned off the heating oil to           few names to add to faces, and it is ready             Again DVD Copies will be available              The RWU concluded the year with a
the family houses, while the men work            to go. If you wish to purchase a copy,             for purchase soon. I urge all Locals to         couple big events.
during the labour struggle. These men            contact the Area office.                             keep a copy in your library.                        In late November the Union moved
wanted to join the ILWU, a job which                The education committee met to start                Thanks.                                     its office from its home of 35 years on
                                                                                                                                                    Fraser Street to #203 129 Columbia
                                                                                                                                                    Street East, New Westminster. The
                                                                                                                                                    move was made to improve access to
                                                                                                                                                    our office by our members. We are now
                                                                                                                                                    close to freeway access and a short five
                                                                                                                                                    minute walk from the Braid Skytrain
                                                                                                                                                    Station. Over the years we have seen
                                                                                                                                                    many shops and members move out to-
                                                                                                                                                    ward the Tri-Cities, Annacis, and Fraser
                                                                                                                                                    Valley areas and we felt it made sense to
                                                                                                                                                    move closer to these areas.
                                                                                                                                                        In early December the RWU staff
                                                                                                                                                    grew by one person as Frank Allison
                                                                                                                                                    was hired as a new staff representa-
                                                                                                                                                    tive. Frank has a long history with the
                                                                                                                                                    Union. In addition to serving as a stew-
                                                                                                                                                    ard and Plant Chair at Rogers Sugar,
                                                                                                                                                    Frank was President of both Local 517
                                                                                                                                                    and the RWU Council at the time of his
                                                                                                                                                    appointment. He will officially begin
                                                                                                                                                    his duties on February 1st.
    bottom row (l-r): John Zolonardo, Eric Eksyma, Dick Lavoie, Ali Verbeek, Eugene "Curly" Greene, John Reniero, Egidio "Bambi" Gatto.
    back row (l-r): Mario "Spike" Contini, Sam Reginato and Frazier Barr                                       Photo courtesy of Chad Hipolito      see photo pg.4
December 2009                                                                                                                                       ILWU Canada Waterfront News l 3

                                                                                                                                              signed to review a special IMO resolu-
                                                                                                                                              tion that provides guidance in respect of
                                                                                                                                              entering enclosed spaces aboard vessels.
                                                                                                                                              The current resolution includes a ship’s
                                                                                                                                              hold as a potential confined space but
                                               3rd Vice-President                                                                             adjacent access spaces will now be in-
                                                                                                                                              cluded. Wood pellets will be added in the
                                                                                                                                              list of cargoes causing oxygen depletion.
                                               Al Le Monnier                                                                                      The others are:
                                                                                                                                                  1. grain products and residues from
                                               Chair, ILWU Canada Safety Committee                                                            grain processing (such as bran, crushed
                                                                                                                                              grain, crushed malt or meal), hops, malt
                                                                                                                                              husks and spent malt;
                                               component of the ship will be in effect       contents inside containers. The United                2. oilseeds as well as products and
                                               for existing ships one year after ratifica-   Nations Economic Commission for                   residues from oilseeds (such as seed
                                               tion of the annex.                           Europe (UNECE) which also includes                expellers, seed cake, oil cake and meal);
                                                   I have to say this has been one of the   the Commonwealth and North America                    3. copra;
    Greeting Brothers and Sisters,             most gratifying projects for me to have      is included in the document to coordinate             4. wood in such forms as packaged
A few projects are underway on the inter-      participated in. It gave me an opportunity   the application of the guidelines in the          timber, roundwood, logs, pulpwood,
national front positively affecting dockers     to directly address certain complaints       inland transport modes. The ILO will do           props (pit props and other propwood),
and seafarers alike. I am directly involved    expressed to me by our lashers and fore-     its part of the review after the IMO is           woodchips, woodshavings, woodpulp
in all of them through my membership           men found in many container lashing          done. (See photo 4 below).                        pellets and sawdust;
in the NGO International safety Panel          situations and actually write the proper         The manner in which a container is                5. jute, hemp, flax, sisal, kapok, cot-
(ISP) of ICHCA International Ltd.              language in the text to eliminate these      loaded and secured has a direct impact            ton and other vegetable fibres (such as
International Maritime                         complaints.                                  on the safety of anyone engaged in the            esparto grass/Spanish grass, hay, straw,
Organization (IMO)                                 2.Amendments to the International        movement of that container or more                bhusa), empty bags, cotton waste, animal
    1.Guidance on providing safe working       Convention for Safe Containers (CSC),        importantly, nearby that container. That          fibres, animal and vegetable fabric, wool
conditions for securing of containers.         1972 and Associated Circulars.               includes seafarers, truckers, longshoremen        waste and rags;
    After 4 years of deliberations between         It is said there are about 600 million   and the general public at large. That’s               6. fishmeal and fishscrap;
opposing interests, the IMO succeeded in       movements of containers on or off ships       why we should never accept to handle a                7. guano;
finalizing a comprehensive Annex to the         around the world a year carried out with     container that appears to be excessively              8. sulphidic ores and ore concentrates;
Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage        roughly some 200 million containers. The     loaded unevenly. This is just as important            9. charcoal, coal and coal products;
and Securing that will instruct ship own-      CSC is the convention which, among           as the condition of the container itself.             10. direct reduced iron (DRI)
ers, designers, naval architects, classifica-   other things, sets out the perimeters,           4.Revision of the Code of Safe Practice           11. dry ice;
tion societies and longshore employers         guidance and frequency intervals for the     for Ships Carrying Timber Deck Cargoes                12. metal wastes and chips, iron swarf,
to meet prescribed standards for lash-         examinations of these containers. It is          The revision of this code is on its third     steel and other turnings, borings, drill-
ing/unlashing containers on purpose built      amazing, given the enormous integra-         year and is scheduled to be finished by            ings, shavings, filings and cuttings;
container ships. (See photo 1 below) These     tion and growth of containers as a means     September 2010. It was initiated and is               13. scrap metal.
standards will provide for adequate width      of transporting goods around the world       chaired by Sweden. So far the technical           The new amended resolution will also
of lashing platforms, safe maximum and         and their impact on society, on how weak     aspect of the revision has proven to be           address these concerns.
minimum distances between the lashing          and casual the rules are in ensuring their   very complicated which drew criticism                 1. Lack of knowledge, training and
platforms and containers. Fall protection      thorough examination.                        from Canada and the US. In fact Canada            understanding of the dangers of entering
guards will have to be present wherever            Work is underway however at IMO          issued a paper at IMO claiming the cur-           enclosed spaces.
there is a danger of falling. Lashing bars     by way of introducing a harmonized           rent code is adequate and noted that all              2. Personal Protective Equipment
and turnbuckles will have to be compati-       interpretation of the convention which       the accidents at sea of failed deck cargoes       (PPE) or rescue equipment not being
ble and of a length to eliminate the use of    should provide governments in charge         were due to non-adherence to the code.            used, not available, of inappropriate type,
extensions, as light weight as possible and    of enforcing the convention more power       Ironically, most of these accidents hap-          improperly used, or in disrepair.
adequately spaced to avoid hand injuries.      and access to examination records that       pened in the Baltic seas and originated               3. Inadequate or non-existent signage.
Twistlocks must be designed to be easy         currently exists. The new text should also   from Sweden.                                          4. Inadequate or non-existent identi-
to identify locked/unlocked positions and      establish improved criteria for determin-        It was decided to split the code into         fication of enclosed spaces on board.
free from dislodging. Lighting require-        ing a bad order container. These bad order   two parts, operational and design require-            5. Inadequacies in Safety Manage-
ment will be a minimum of 50 lux. Also         containers, once identified, will have to     ments for deep sea and short sea vessels.         ment Systems.
a safe design for plugging/unplugging          be clearly marked on all sides and moved     We have been advocating for third party               6. Poor management commitment
reefers is described in the annex              on/off a ship empty to be sent for repairs    inspection of the deck load before allow-         and oversight.
    (See photo 2 below) Some of the provi-     only. Containers that approach but don’t     ing the vessel to sail. We will push for              This work is particularly important in
sions will be in effect for new built ships     meet yet a state of “No go” condition will   that again. Further studies will be made          view of the fact that the revised Marine
only with a January 2015 date as the           have to be examined more frequently          on determining the required strength of           Occupational Health and Safety regula-
starting point. However, standards that        than the current 30 months intervals.        up-right stations and establishing safety         tions under the Canada Labour Code
don’t require altering major structural        (See photo 3 below)                          factors to certain components other than          will no longer exclude the hold form the
                                                   Currently it is not mandatory for        lashing.                                          definition of Confined Space.
                                               a container to meet the ISO standard             5.Revision of the Recommendations
                                      1        and the CSC does not set a standard          For Entering Enclosed Spaces Aboard                     Wishing you all a safe and
                                               itself. There is no agreement in abolish-    Ships                                                   Prosperous New Year.
                                               ing sub-standard containers for marine           A Working group has also been as-
                                               transportation, however, they will have to
                                               be identified as such in their alpha/nu-
                                               merical identification.                                                                                                                3
                                                   The corresponding group continues
                                               to work on this review and should be
                                               finished by September 2010.
                                                   3.Review of the IMO/ILO/UNECE
                                               Guidelines For Packing of Cargo Trans-
                                               port Units
                                                   A Working group at IMO is put in
                                               place to review this joint international
                                               document that provides guidance to ship-
                                 Tight         pers and container handlers in ensuring                                                                               Corner Damages
                                Squeeze
                                               international conformity on the proper
                                               method of stowing and securing of

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                                                               Improved Platform
4 l ILWU Canada Waterfront News                                                                                                                                  December 2009




                                             Secretary-Treasurer's Report

                                             Ken Bauder
                                             Pension and Benefits Administrative Trustee



                                                                                                                                       Staff and volunteer retirees prepare
                                             Jim and the MUA had gone through           to the Officers at the National Council          gift bags for the Annual Retired Lives
                                             the Patrick dispute – the elimination of   level and in particular Paddy Crumlin,         Christmas Meeting

I had the good fortune to travel to
  Sydney Australia in October of 2009
to attend a National Council meeting
                                             a 2000 member unionized work force
                                             through government intervention and
                                             changed legislation. Some of those same
                                                                                        Jim Tannock, and Rick Newlyn. Rick
                                                                                        helped me find my footing in and about
                                                                                        Sydney and was generous with his time
of the Maritime Union of Australia           persons who crafted processes in the       spent touring me about Sydney.                    Port Legend
(MUA) and participate in the retire-         Patrick dispute and worked for the gov-       I wish to thank again Paddy Crumlin            Local 500 –    VANCOUVER (VA)
ment ceremonies for two long-term            ernment of the day (Howard govern-         and all of the Officers of the MUA for
                                                                                                                                          Local 502–    NEW WESTMINSTER (NW)
members/officers of the MUA ( Jim              ment) have come to Canada to explain       setting the bar high and living to that
                                                                                                                                          Local 505 –   PRINCE RUPERT (PR)
Tannock and Rick Newlyn). I had been         to the Harper government the processes     bar in all of their dealings as a Union
in Australia many years ago as a traveler    of the elimination of a unionized work     and an organization that emulates the             Local 508 –   VANCOUVER ISLAND (CH)
and was happy to return there as the         force in Canada’s ports.                   same principles that we have in ILWU                            (Victoria (VI), Chemainus
President of ILWU Canada was not                 Our relationship with the MUA          Canada.                                                         & Port Alberni (PA)
available to attend.                         is strong and built on mutual respect.                                                       Local 514 –   FOREMEN
   MUA officers Jim Tannock and                During my stay the MUA National                 In closing, I would like to wish all of      Local 517–    PORT AUTHORITY (L517)
Mick Doleman hadcome to Canada               Council passed a resolution in sup-        the families, members and casuals of ILWU                       STAFF
over the last few years assisting ILWU       port of and in solidarity with ILWU        Canada the very best for the Coming Year.         Local 519 –   STEWART (ST)
Canada with our negotiations and our         Canada longshoremen for our upcom-                                                           Local 523 –   RIDLEY ISLAND
understandings of how a Conservative         ing negotiations. The respect shown to                        ~Ken Bauder
government can attack the working            me during my brief stay was nothing
class people that they actually represent.   but exceptional from the staff through




From L-R Ken Bauder, Paddy Crumlin, and Ray Familathe                                   From L-R Jim Tannock and Ken Bauder


    Retired Longshore members                                                             We remember them well
    2009 RETIREMENTS - LONGSHORE                                                           2009 DECEASED PENSIONERS - LONGSHORE

    RETIREMENTS - FOREMEN                                                                                                          Date              Age
    Port    Name                              Age        Service      Date                 Port      Name                          Of Death          at Death    Retired
    VA      Grant Elliott                     62-7       42.8         01-Sep-09            VA        Karl Kramer                   5-Sep-09          74-8        1-Feb-00
    VA      Robert Deery                      63-11      29           01-Oct-09            VA        James Easto                   11-Sep-09         76-11       1-Feb-95
    NW      Paul Horton                       65         21.92        01-Dec-09            VA        Dexter Jerome                 14-Sep-09         73-11       1-Mar-01
                                                                                           PR        Ferruccio Torresan            18-Sep-09         77          1-Jan-96
    RETIREMENTS - LONGSHORE                                                                VA        Archie Coulter                29-Sep-09         96-8        1-Mar-75
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    VA      Kehru Sandhu                      65         31.25        1-Sep-09             VA        Armand Casey                  14-Oct-09         85-10       1-Dec-88
    NW      George Durec                      65         7            1-Jul-09             NW        Gerald Steffen                12-Oct-09         64-7        1-Apr-07
    VA      Anthony Blackman                  65         14           1-Sep-09             VA        Robert Johnsen                29-Oct-09         81-8        1-Mar-90
    VA      Elwyn Taylor                      65         15           1-Sep-09             VA        Douglas Wilson                4-Nov-09          80          1-Sep-93
    VA      Issa Sorkhou                      65         6.5          1-Sep-09             CH        James Middlemiss              6-Nov-09          80-2        1-Apr-91
    PR      Alan Haldane                      65         16.5         1-Sep-09             VA        Lawrence Gowen                10-Nov-09         71-5        1-Jul-03
    VA      Bruce Ross                        61-1       38.5         1-Sep-09             VA        George Tack                   14-Nov-09         89-1        1-Oct-82
    VA      Daniel Hamilton                   65         10           1-Oct-09             VA        Glen McVay                    18-Nov-09         73-5        1-Mar-99
    VA      Grantly Weekes                    65         6            1-Oct-09             VA        Fernand Savoie                14-Nov-09         84-9        1-Jul-88
    VA      Ulrich Brunner                    65         12           1-Oct-09
    VA      James Peters                      65         44.75        1-Oct-09             FOREMEN
    VA      Joseph Matilda                    64-4       45.75        1-Oct-09             VA     Eldon Moerike                    21-Sep-09         77-11       1-May-94
    VA      Daniel Chandra                    65         23           1-Oct-09             VA     George Breden                    16-Sep-09         84-9        1-Jan-86
    NW      David Sparks                      58-4       38.25        1-Oct-09             VA     James Caw                        11-Oct-09         75          1-Feb-97
    CH      William Cain                      62         42.75        1-Oct-09             VA     Frank Krznaric                   23-Oct-09         67-6        1-May-03
    VA      Herbert Howe                      65         45.75        1-Oct-09             VA     Victor Peiluck                   14-Nov-09         92          1-Aug-78
    VA      Stanley Mathews                   62-7       33           1-Nov-09
    VA      Walter Wainwright                 65         28           1-Nov-09             WIDOWS
    NW      Lorne Hodge                       65         7            1-Oct-09             VA     Helen Harper                                       94-6        21-Oct-09
    NW      Clive Stanton                     65         9            1-Nov-09             PR     Gertrude Garbelya                                  88-6        11-Nov-09
    CH      Jack Carmichael                   61-8       43           1-Nov-09             VA     Joyce Adanak                                       75          15-Oct-09
    CH      Joseph Shelling                   63         40           1-Nov-09
    VI      Stephen Hendry                    61-8       42           1-Nov-09             DECEASED ACTIVE MEMBERS
    VA      David McQuitty                    65         41           1-Dec-09             VA     Andy Dobrota                                       59-10       12-Oct-09
    VA      Sulinder Gill                     65         23           1-Dec-09             CH     Arnold Sylvester                                   51-3        31-Oct-09
    VA      Harjit Teja                       65         23           1-Dec-09
    VA      Gordon Joiner                     65         17           1-Dec-09
    VA      Jim Bain                          65         15           1-Dec-09
    VA      Francisco Sunsin                  62         10           1-Dec-09
    NW      Ronald Noullett                   62-11      1.5          1-Dec-09

				
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