The Federal Government Dockyard Trades & Labour Council (West) was certified in 1967 as the National Bargaining Agent to represent all members in the Ship Repair Bargaining Unit located on Canada’s west coast. The primary object of the Council is to unify all the Federal Public Service Employees in the Operational Category located on the West Coast, repairing vessels within a Marine repair facility, and workers employed in the repair and testing of torpedoes and sonar buoys under the jurisdiction of the Treasury Board of Canada into a single body through their membership in the constituent Unions for the purpose of certification, collective bargaining and administration of collective agreements including, as the case may be, adjudications, conciliation and arbitration, under the Federal Public Service collective bargaining legislation.