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  • Friday, February 10, 2017
    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.
  • Monday, February 6, 2017
    A tentative agreement was reached late tonight at PriceSmart foods. More details to follow.
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017
    The UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship Program is now accepting applications! The UFCW International Union has provided scholarships to support our bright, hardworking members and their dependents for almost five decades.
  • Friday, January 27, 2017
    Join BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) and SHARE in Vancouver for two days of education, debate and networking on pension funds and investment.  Pension Boot CampThursday, February 23, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
  • Thursday, January 26, 2017
    On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, UFCW Local 1518 members ratified a five-year collective agreement with, a plant that is primarily poultry packing located in Cloverdale. The union members overwhelmingly ratified the agreement, renewing the collective agreement that expired September 1st 2014 and will run to August 31st 2019.
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017
      Negotiations for the renewal of three Collective Agreements with Sofina Foods will be resuming on the following dates: Aldergrove Hatchery: Tuesday, January 31st. Abbotsford Turkey Processing: Wednesday, February 1st. Port Coquitlam Processing: Thursday, February 2nd.
  • Monday, January 9, 2017
    Please see the attached information regarding the Municipal Pension Plan. In soldiarity Monica Staff Director
  • Thursday, January 5, 2017
    Please be advised that Pension information meetings regarding the conversion of the Overwaitea Division of the Plan from Defined Benefit to Target Benefit will be held on the following dates: 
  • Tuesday, January 3, 2017
    On January 21st, 2017, the day after Donald Trump will be sworn in as President of the United States, there will be a Million Women’s March. The idea for this event is to have one million women involved.
  • Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    Dear Member: This letter is to update you on the progress your committee has made in negotiating your first collective agreement with your employer. We have been able to address many non-monetary proposals that have been brought forward to your negotiating committee.
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    Please note that our office will be closed on December 23rd at noon and will reopen on December 28th.  We wish you all the best of the season and a Happy New Year.
  • Monday, December 19, 2016
    Starting in January, the Union’s “Officer of the Day” program will be replaced with the “Member Information Line”.
  • Thursday, December 15, 2016
    Dear Member: This is further to our previous update of December 9th 2016. Please be advised that your negotiating committee met with your Employer on Wednesday December 14th with the assistance of mediator Mark Brown.
  • Monday, December 12, 2016
  • Monday, December 12, 2016
    Please see the attached letter from the United Food & Commercial Workers Pension Plan
  • Friday, December 9, 2016
    Dear members: This is an update regarding negotiations and a thank you for your overwhelming support for your bargaining committee by way of a strong strike mandate at the strike vote on November 27th. Please be advised the Employer has contacted our Union with a view to mediating the dispute.
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016
    Negotiations for the renewal of three Collective Agreements with Sofina Foods began this week. These Collective Agreements cover UFCW Local 1518 members working at poultry facilities in Port Coquitlam, Abbotsford and Aldergrove.
  • Monday, December 5, 2016
    Our Union has been notified by Sobeys that the company intends to reopen the Safeway in Burquitlam as a Safeway Extra at the end of January 2017.
  • Monday, December 5, 2016
  • Friday, December 2, 2016
    Not long after Joel Kouwenhoven took part in UFCW Loca