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Bargaining Updates
Union Submits Written Submissions on Issues before Vince Ready
Section 106 proceedings between the union and Sobeys continue headed by Special Officer Vince Ready. It is evident to Mr. Ready that the parties have reached a deadlock: the employer continues to demand concessions to the collective agreement; your bargaining committee continues to reject all poverty concessions. Mr. Ready has requested that UFCW 1518 provide a written submission outlining our position on the major outstanding issues. These include our ...read more 
Safeway Bargaining Update
The Employer has insisted that the Union has delayed bargaining. In fact, what we have done is responsibly challenged the Employer’s desire to force major concessions on their staff. Your Committee has been reviewing the Employer’s response over the last few days. We have prepared a full response to the Employer’s position and this will be sent to the Special Officer in due course.
Voting on agreements in health sector starts next week
The ratification vote for the tentative collective agreements for 2200 UFCW 1518 members in the community health and social services sectors begins next week. The agreements were reached four weeks after the two bargaining associations representing more than 30,000 members entered early contract talks with the government. Highlights of the agreements include a general wage increase of two percent in each year and a significant amount of money toward ...read more 
Tentative deals reached in community health & social services
The bargaining associations for 2200 UFCW 1518 members working in community health and social services have both reached tentative agreements after entering early contract talks. After four weeks of negotiations and a 95-hour push over the last six days for a deal without concessions, the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) reached a tentative agreement with the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA). The CSSBA is composed of 10 ...read more 
SOF reopener ratified in province-wide vote
Voting on the Save-On-Foods final settlement agreement concluded today, and was ratified by 83 percent. The new terms will be in effect as of Sunday, June 10, 2018. The vote was held in 45 locations across BC throughout the week. Bargaining committee members, staff and leadership were at polling locations to explain the agreement and answer questions. “We want to thank all of the members who came out to ...read more