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Bargaining Updates
Hornby Co-op improves contract in latest round of bargaining
Solidarity isn’t just for picket lines, something UFCW 1518 members at Hornby Island Co-op discovered in their recent round of bargaining. Ratified on March 23, 2017, their new collective agreement relied upon Ucluelet Co-op’s contract for cross classification language. It also drew support from Port Alberni Co-op’s collective agreement for the newly added sunset clause for discipline. “The fact that other co-ops are unionized helps them pull each other ...read more 
Members at First United Church ratify strong first contract
UFCW 1518 members at First United Church in the heart of the Downtown Eastside understand hardship. They see it every day as they serve some of Vancouver’s most vulnerable residents. Homelessness. Poverty. Undiagnosed mental health issues. Addiction. Our members work to provide advocacy, housing, meals and social programs to help people deal with some of society’s worst social ills. But their commitment to social justice isn’t only reflected in ...read more 
Historic win at PriceSmart foods
UFCW 1518 members working at PriceSmart foods ratified an historic collective agreement that increased wages by 11 percent for the company’s most vulnerable workers. On February 10, members at the Richmond and Metrotown stores turned out in high numbers to vote to accept the contract. The bargaining committee, composed of Pauline Green, Claire Chai, Carrie Cheng and Stephen Chou, worked tirelessly to craft a fair agreement that addressed systemic ...read more 
New contract for J&L Beef brings important gains
UFCW 1518 members at J & L Beef reached a tentative agreement on January 22, 2107, crafting a deal that made great strides for members – notably an economic increase of at least 14.5 percent over five years.  “This does not include other monetary improvements that UFCW 1518 achieved in this round of bargaining,” explains Kim Balmer, Executive Assistant to the President. Over the term of the agreement, the ...read more