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UFCW 1518 applauds LRB decision on bakers
Bakers organized by BCTGM 468 have won their bid for jurisdiction at Safeway Extra. The BC Labour Relations Board found in favour of the bakers’ union, ruling that parent company Sobeys had ignored its certification and breached their collective agreement. According to BCTGM 468, Sobeys denied them representational rights at its Langley store, one of several Safeway stores the company has renovated and reopened under the Safeway Extra banner. ...read more 
#MembersFirst: Major foods bargaining outreach launched
UFCW 1518 launched its bargaining outreach campaign today with a new engagement platform that will enable more members than ever to participate in major foods bargaining. The contracts for more than 17,000 members working at Safeway and Save On Foods reopen in March 2018, midway through a 10 -year agreement. Using text and email, the engagement platform offers a new way to connect with members and collect granular information ...read more 
Ivan Limpright named to Fair Wages Commission
As a union we are very excited about the recent announcement that our President, Ivan Limpright, has been selected to be the labour representative on the provincial government’s Fair Wages Commission. This is an important new commission launched by the Minister of Labour, Harry Bains. It is the next step towards lifting British Columbia’s lowest paid workers towards a living wage. The commission will function at arm’s length from ...read more 
Teamsters to UFCW 1518: Thanks for the solidarity!
The Teamsters had words of thanks for UFCW 1518 members at the conclusion of the dispute with their employer, Coca Cola. “Teamsters Local Union No. 213 would like to thank all those who supported its members through this period” wrote Secretary-Treasurer Walter Canta. About 370 Teamsters working in production, warehousing, trucking and merchandising at Coke facilities in the Lower Mainland had been on strike since July 24, fighting for ...read more 
UFCW 1518 pledges $100K to wildfire relief
As British Columbia remains under a state of emergency and wildfires continue to ravage the province, UFCW 1518 has pledged $100,000 to relief efforts. “This is devastating for our members and all British Columbians who live in communities affected by wildfires,” says President Ivan Limpright. To date, 44,000 people have been displaced, among them hundreds of UFCW 1518 members. At one point,  more than 150 wildfires burned, making this ...read more