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ILWU Local 502 presents, The Docker Podcast! Labor related news and discussions. ***ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE THE OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUALS AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT ANY OFFICIAL OPINION OF THE ILWU, ANY AFFILIATED LOCALS, OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS. ALL UNION BRANDING IS USED WITH PERMISSION***
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Jun 22, 2017

A day after her presentation on gender segregation in lashing, ILWU Local 502's Jessica Isbister sat with us to talk about her story about being a women working as a ILWU Longshoremen.

Jun 17, 2017

live from the ITF Meetings in Cape Town, we sit with Peter Lahay, Daniel Tremblay, and Christian Roos and talk about the ITF Regain Lashing Campaign, and how dockers in Montreal aren't just supporting the campaign, but joining to regain their own lashing.

Jun 12, 2017

As the rolling strikes continue on Spanish docks, we sit and talk with Jorge Garcia Faerna, General Secretary of FSC-CCOO in Spain. Jorge gives us the whole story on what struggles are being faced by Spanish dockers.

Jun 8, 2017

The Dans wrap up the Co-recordings from the MAU WA branch conference with two leaders who are not afraid to make big changes. Christy Cain (MUA) and Mick Buchan talk walk with us about the weeks proceedings and the future of these great unions as they go forward with the merger.

Jun 5, 2017

The Dans start with talking with Troy Grey, General Secretary for the ETU and there dispute with CUB witch disrupted the flow of something both Australians and Canadians feel strongly about,......BEER!. Then retuning to the show from the MUA National office Will Tracy and Ian Bray. They talk with us about the importance of political action and some of the MUA successes in political action.

Jun 4, 2017

Live from Cape Town Ray Familathe, Torben Seebold, Jorge Garcia Faerna, Paddy Crumlin, and the entire ITF Dockers section have a message for the Spanish government.  

May 29, 2017

In this episode we continue our co-recored episodes with a discussion about safety. The Dans speak with Mick Cross the MUA National Safety Training Officer, and bob Benkesser a OH&S Officer for the WA Branch of the CFMEU. We talk about some of the similarities and differences of our systems and structures that governs safety in our countries.

May 25, 2017

3 sperate conversations with some of the CFMEU's current leaders. First John Setka, then Dave Noonen, and lastly Michel O'Connor.

May 22, 2017

These next two conversations were with two great old timers. Fred Krousert MUA Veteran, and then Joe MacDonald, National press of the the CFMEU Construction division. While he isn't a past leader yet, he did he is still a big influence on young workers.

May 18, 2017

First Dan and Dan Talk with MUA WA youth delegates Ryan Furtado and Phil Swanston. After that we sit with Stephen and Dave, two CFMEU young workers. Lastly we talk with Matt and Royce, two young rank and file warfies from Fremantle.

May 15, 2017

As part of joint recording between The Docker Podcast and a new podcast coming from the MUA WA Branch, Dan and Dan get a chance to talk shop with two power house leaders, Jackie Smith from the ITF and Michelle O'Neil of TCFUA.

Apr 28, 2017

Dan, Steph, Sunny, sit and talk with Ravi Kahlon from the the NDP, and some how retired ILWU Canada President Mark Gordienko gets  few words in. We talk to Ravi about his history, and how the NDP plans to make the province a better place for working people, and how they plan to undue the damage created by a reckless Preimier.

Apr 24, 2017

We sit down with 2 representatives of the ITF Young Workers Committee. Andrew Dinaala of SATAWU in South Africa, and Preeti Singh of the AIRF in India.

Apr 20, 2017

While at the ITF Young Workers Conference in Buenos Aires, we met with Steve French of Keele University. Steve gives us a scary crash course in economics, trade deals and how it applies to trade unions.

Apr 17, 2017

Part 3 from Buenos Aries. When the conference was split into woking groups by continental regions we realized that the North American and Caribbean groups were small, So we made a new continent, Caribinadia! Here is the conversations we had with Torian Morrissey form the BWU in Bermuda with Serena Brown from the BWU in Barbados, then we talked with Phelina Wilson from the NWU in St. Lucia

Apr 16, 2017

Dean Summers Returns to the show to tell us about his next swim for seafarers.

Apr 14, 2017

More conversations from the ITF Young Workers Conference in Buenos Aries. This was the first time we used the help of translators so we could speak with some guests who's english wasn't the best. First was Dario Miranda and Brian Latrille from La Franteridad, then we spoke with Ousseynou Badji from the dockers union in Senegal with the help from Paulin lacheze of the ITF, then last was Herrera Bruno from SITPETRANSO in Peru with help from Heder Santana form the ITF.

Apr 12, 2017

Part one from Buenos Aires Argentina is a mashup of conversations with some of the iTF Young Workers Conference. First is Danny Cain and Dane Barringer of the MUA, then Pieter Mechele of ACV-TRANSCOM in Belgium, Gustaf Geijerstam from NSU in Norway, with James Stevens of UNITE in Great Britain, lastly we got Anthony Curly also from UNITE.

Mar 17, 2017

CUPE 1004 President Andrew Ledger joins the table with Mike, as well as Jason woods, Steph, Brian Skiffington and Rob Ashton makes a appearance. We talk shop about labour standing up and fighting back. We close the show on a bit of a down note, but we pay tribute to a member Andrew lost almost one year ago.

Feb 26, 2017

The DockHands?......Enough with the crossovers already.

Paddy Crumlin, General Secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia and President of the International Transport Workers Federation joins The docker team, as well as Ryan Brazeau from the new Deck Hands Podcast and the Inland Boatman's Union, as well as Zack Pattin from ILWU 23. After a long morning of marching the streets of Vancouver we talk about challenges facing transport workers, and all workers world wide.

Feb 1, 2017

WTF is a DockerNaut???..... Carlos Corvalho from the Labournauts podcast joins Dan. They sit wIth Sgt. Dave Smith of the RCMP and talk about the role he plays being the middle man between organized labour and the police in this province.

Jan 22, 2017

BC Federation of Labour Young Workers Committee Chair and Co-Chair, Caitlin Davidson-King and Kyle Knapton join Dan at home for a BS session, a couple winter ales and a bowl of M+M's.

Jan 12, 2017

Steph sits down with Jodi Evans ITF women transport Workers
equality officers, returning podcast guest Monique Verbeek ITF women's rep, Angela Talic from ILWULocal 500, and Joulene Parent
Executive member local 500.

Dec 15, 2016

 Steelmegaphone, The Docker and Labournauts join forces in front of a packed house at the BCFED Convention. We discuss the origins of our podcasts, best and worsts and a "Dog shit of the week" contest.  We finish off with a beer fuelled Q+A with the lively crowd.

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