We Fight for Fairness
Contact: 1.800.661.3708
Bargaining Updates
Community health workers ratify contract
Community health workers represented by UFCW 1518 voted in favour of a tentative agreement reached with health employers. UFCW 1518 represents about 2,000 of the 16,000 home support workers who ratified the three-year contract, which takes effect April 1, 2019. The new collective agreement brings in yearly wage increases of two percent in each of the next three years in addition to enhanced benefits, provisions for improved scheduling and steps ...read more 
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