The IWA’s support for South Asian demands for equality, the gains it made for them as workers and the union’s focus on tackling workplace carnage in the forest industry, spawned a generation-spanning dedication to the IWA among South Asian workers. The BC Lumberworker, 1947.


The IWA grew to be BC’s largest union and a powerful voice within the labour movement. Its “District 1” membership represented all parts of the province and included large numbers of South Asian Canadian workers. It was organized into local unions that had autonomy within District 1. © BC Labour Heritage Centre, 2021.





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