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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 
Stewards affirm commitment at swearing in ceremony
Being a steward is not always easy. It can take a lot of time – both paid and personal – and it’s often thankless. But, win or lose, fighting for fairness and standing up for members is rewarding work. About 15 UFCW 1518 stewards affirmed their commitment to this important work at a swearing in ceremony held at the main office last month. For Sartaj Birring, taking on the ...read more 
Qayqayt Chief offers traditional welcome at union meeting
For Chief Rhonda Larrabee, fairness was at the heart of her search for her heritage. Only discovering her First Nations roots when she was 24, Larrabee became the first documented member of the Qayqayt  (Ka-kite) First Nation since 1951, when it had been placed on the Inactive General List of Reserves. Today Larrabee is Chief of the Qayqayt, whose traditional territory is in New Westminster. Under her leadership, the ...read more 
Sobeys threatens 20 Safeway stores with Quarterly Review
Late yesterday afternoon, Sobeys informed UFCW 1518 that they want to place 20 Safeway stores on Quarterly Review. The Quarterly Review process was established to improve the performance of stores that are unprofitable and losing significant money. It is intended be a joint dialogue between the union and the company in order to avoid store closures and save jobs. Union leadership responded swiftly to Sobeys’ announcement: “We are appalled ...read more