Stefan Nielsen is a proud unionist and a member of UFCW 1518. Despite longtime involvement, however, last year was his first time representing our union at the BC Federation of Labour’s annual convention.
“To be honest, it was the time of my life, surrounded by activists, trade unionists – a whole diverse variety of perspectives,” Stefan says of the largest gathering of the provincial labour movement. “It was an unreal and incredible opportunity.”
Stefan represented our union on a number of issues during the convention such as quality affordable childcare and the importance of living wage jobs. The experience inspired him to become even more passionate about fighting for fairness. “I really encourage both newer and longer term members to go if you have the chance,” Stefan says. “You will learn so much.”
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