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Bargaining Updates
Many gains in new agreement for Fresh St. Market, Surrey
UFCW 1518 members working at Fresh St. Market in Surrey ratified a revised collective agreement last week by unanimous vote. The four-year deal feature significant wage improvements, including a start rate that is 40 cents above the minimum wage and climbs to $16.25 by 2023. All members will be placed on the new wage grid based on their total hours from date of hire, including their career hours and ...read more 
Strong new contract for Rogers Foods
More than 50 UFCW 1518 members working at Rogers Foods in Armstrong, BC ratified a new collective agreement last week featuring the highest monetary package ever bargained by the union. Rogers Foods has been milling natural flour and cereal products from Canadian grains for over 60 years. Members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the agreement, which includes a 12.75 percent wage hike over five years, retroactive to February 1, ...read more 
Members ratify new contract at Aspen Gas
UFCW 1518 members working at Aspen Gas Centre in Comox ratified a new collective agreement in June, with the majority voting to accept the deal. Importantly, the union bargaining committee negotiated a minimum wage spread to address retention problems and to account for scheduled minimum wage increases scheduled annually for the next three years. Members with 4160-6239 hours will earn 10 cents above the minimum wage during each year ...read more 
New contract in effect for community health members!
The new collective agreement for UFCW 1518 members working in community health went into effect this week. The agreement brings in yearly wage increases of two percent over the next three years, in addition to enhanced benefits, provisions for improved scheduling and measures to address staff retention. UFCW 1518 represents about 2,000 of the 16,000 home support workers who ratified the three-year contract with health employers across the province last June. ...read more 
First contract for members at Rossdown Natural Foods!
Members working at Rossdown Natural Foods ratified their first collective agreement last week, securing important gains for about 200 members working at the farm-to-plate producer of organic, certified humane poultry. Although they joined UFCW 1518 more than a year ago, Rossdown members faced a challenging path to their first contract. “There’s no doubt members needed the union. The employer was playing favourites; there was no fairness in scheduling or ...read more