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Update Magazine takes home Ed Finn Award
UFCW 1518’s Update Magazine took home a prestigious award at the Canadian Association of Labour Media Awards last week. The first issue of the rebranded Update won the Ed Finn Award for Excellence in Writing for Print for the feature story: Dangerous Homes: Exploring Violence in Homecare Work. Ed Finn is a trade unionist and journalist with a long and illustrious career in labour media. The story, written by ...read more 
Labour Relations Code should improve fairness for workers
As part of its commitment to improve fairness for workers, the NDP is conducting a review of the BC Labour Relations Code. The Labour Relations Code is the main legislation governing employment standards  in the province’s unionized workplaces and guarantees that right of every employee to join a union. A review panel consisting of a labour representative, an employer representative and a chair person is holding public consultations and ...read more 
UFCW International Convention focuses on unity
Twenty one delegates from UFCW 1518 join President Ivan Limpright at UFCW’s 8th International Convention this week in Las Vegas. Held every five years, the International Convention is the highest decision making body of the union, which consists of more than 1000 UFCW locals from across North America. “As a union that values democracy, it is essential that we come together to discuss the issues facing our members and ...read more 
Union wins back ATO & full contract at Save-On-Foods 2219 (former QR store)
In a ruling published yesterday, Arbitrator Chris Sullivan sided with UFCW 1518 in removing Save-On-Foods 2219 (former IGA – Main St.) from quarterly review and restoring the full terms of the collective agreement. The decision includes the return to full- and part-time rates of pay for Grid A employees, the restoration of accumulated time off (ATO), 2017 and 2018 wage increases, the removal of vendor stocking as well as ...read more 
Union fights for full terms of contract at Save-On-Foods store on quarterly review
UFCW 1518 continues the fight to restore members working at the Save-On-Foods on Main St in Vancouver to the full terms of the collective agreement. Formerly an IGA store, that location was placed on quarterly review shortly after it was acquired by Overwaitea Food Group in April 2016. Last Friday, the members of the Quarterly Review Committee,  assisted by union representative Fred Scott and Secretary-Treasurer Kim Novak, presented a strong case to ...read more