Welcome to the official website of the Longshoreman’s Protective Union (I.L.A.) Local 1953. Here you’ll find up-to-date news about our workers, as well as a dispatch schedule for our members, and links to sites with relevant information and to our affiliates.

As a local Labour Organization, The LSPU (I.L.A.) Local 1953 respectfully acknowledges the province of Newfoundland and Labrador as the ancestral homelands of many diverse populations of Indigenous peoples who have contributed to 9,000 years of history including the Beothuk on the Island of Newfoundland. Today, this province is home to diverse populations of Indigenous and other people. We would also like to acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit. We commit ourselves to working in a spirit of truth and reconciliation to make a better future for all.