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Bargaining Updates
What’s up with Section 106? An FAQ for Safeway members
The labour minister has invoked Section 106 of the BC Labour Relations Code less than a handful of times in the last 30 years. It is thus the extraordinary labour dispute that commands the appointment of a Special Officer under the Code. We have compiled an FAQ for members who want to inform themselves about the Section 106 proceedings between UFCW 1518 and Sobeys and how this process relates ...read more 
Safeway bargaining update
Despite allegations from Sobeys that the union has delayed bargaining, UFCW 1518 continues to responsibly challenge the employer’s major concessionary demands. The union bargaining committee received and has reviewed Sobeys’ position, submitted to Special Officer Vince Ready as part of the Section 106 proceedings. Mr. Ready was appointed as Special Officer by Labour Minister Harry Bains when President Ivan Limpright appealed to the government for help after negotiations for ...read more 
Union submits written position on outstanding issues in Section 106 proceedings
Section 106 proceedings between UFCW 1518 and Sobeys continue, headed by Special Officer Vince Ready. It is evident to Special Officer Ready that the parties have reached a deadlock, with the employer continuing to demand poverty concessions and the bargaining committee rejecting all concessionary demands. That’s why the Special Officer requested written submissions on outstanding issues from both union and company. For UFCW 1518, this includes the union’s right ...read more 
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