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Nominations for 2019 election set to open

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Nominations for the election of UFCW 1518 President, Secretary-Treasurer, Recorder and Vice-Presidents open July 10, for the term of January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2023. The current term expires at the end of 2019. The Election Notice was emailed and mailed to all stewards for posting to the union bulletin boards. It was also published in the summer issue of Update Magazine, which was mailed to members’ homes. ...read more 

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Union negotiates higher wage at Hornby Co-op

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UFCW 1518 signed a memorandum of agreement with Hornby Island Co-op this week to increase the wage scale, part way through a four-year collective agreement. Under the agreement, store clerk and senior clerk classifications will see significant hikes, putting the Co-op on the path to becoming a living wage employer. “This is a fantastic example of the work the union has been doing to use the rising minimum wage ...read more 

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Labour women lead on Millennials panel

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What leadership challenges keep you up at night? That was one of the questions President Kim Novak fielded as part of an invited panel at the Canadian Industrial Relations Association’s conference, held at the University of British Columbia last week. The panel, titled Unions, Leadership, Millennials: the Future of the Labour Movement, featured prominent BC labour leaders, including President Novak, Sussanne Skidmore, Secretary-Treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour ...read more 

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ReconciliAction: Tell the Senate to pass Bill C262 into law!

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UFCW  1518’s Executive Board unanimously passed a motion to support the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) in their campaign to have a national reconciliation framework passed into law. Cree MP Romeo Saganash introduced Bill C262 to the Senate in an attempt to bring Canadian laws in line with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples , and last year it passed the third reading. This ...read more 
Safeway announces six FreshCo conversions

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Today Sobeys announced that six more Safeway stores in smaller BC communities will convert to Frescho, the company’s discount banner. “This announcement was made earlier this morning to our members in the six locations throughout BC. We have reached out to the employer to discuss how we can mitigate the impact on our members, particularly in communities where there are no other Safeway stores to transfer into,” said President ...read more 

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