Vancouver Island Dispatch
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.
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 Forecasts are provided twice weekly.
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
Daily Order/Cancellation Times
Employers place their orders prior to daily order/cancellation times as follows:
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