Vancouver Island Dispatch

Index

Location
  Staff
  Work Information
  Labour Orders
  Dispatch of Labour
  Dispatch Office Contact Numbers
  Daily Order/Cancellation Times

Times of Dispatch

Location

The Vancouver Island Dispatch Centre is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, at 9680 Chemainus Highway, one block west of the Chemainus waterfront.

Staff

The staff consists of two full-time ILWU elected dispatchers and two relief officers, who receive and process orders from member companies and dispatch the required personnel.

Work Information

Work Forecasts are provided twice weekly.

Labour Orders

Employers place orders for labour requirements by telephone prior to established order/cancellation times. Dispatch slips are prepared manually for all orders and are then faxed to the companies. This procedure is repeated for each shift.

Dispatch of Labour

Vancouver Island is comprised of three areas: Victoria (including Cowichan Bay), Chemainus (including Crofton, Harmac, and Nanaimo), and Port Alberni. To fulfill the manning requirements of Vancouver Island, there is an interchange of employees from these areas.

Employees obtain their orders by telephone. All qualified Union employees are dispatched prior to Casuals. Work is assigned on a low hours basis. Gangs and employees with the lowest hours are dispatched first.

Dispatch Office Contact Numbers

Dispatchers
(250) 246-3623
(250) 245-4311
(250) 246-9521
Fax
(250) 246-2204

Daily Order/Cancellation Times

Employers place their orders prior to daily order/cancellation times as follows:

Shift Order/Cancellation Time
08:00
up to 16:00 previous day
16:30
up to 12:00 same day
01:00
up to 12:00 previous day

Note: For 08:00 and 16:30 shifts on Sundays and statutory holidays, order/cancellation time is 16:00 the previous day.

Times of Dispatch

Shift Dispatch
Call to Obtain Orders
08:00
16:00 previous day
16:00 - 17:00 previous day
16:30
12:00 same day
12:00 same day
01:00
12:00 previous day
12:00 previous day
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