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UFCW 1518 Annual Picnic: member engagement gets social!
Active, engaged members are the heart of any union. That’s why UFCW 1518 has been focused on increasing involvement and participation of members. In 2014, the union struck a working group to envision ways to boost member engagement in an effort to improve the effectiveness and relevance of our work. Creating a stronger sense of ownership over the union and meaningfully involving members in issues that matter to them ...read more 
UFCW 1518 shows union Pride!
Summer’s finally here and with it, Pride season! Thousands of British Columbians will celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and two-spirit community with festivities and parades. UFCW 1518 works hard to be a supportive ally to our members who identify with the LGBTQ2+ community. The union offers a free online course for members and their families about building inclusion in the workplace. Another resource is a guide to creating ...read more 
UFCW raises over $2 million for leukemia research
Last year, about 2,000 Canadians died from leukemia. But thanks to the gargantuan fundraising efforts of UFCW locals across the country, researchers fighting the disease can move ever closer toward a cure. “Our commitment to combating leukemia goes all the way back to 1985,” explains Ivan Limpright, president of UFCW 1518. “That’s when UFCW folks across Canada pledged to work together to support the research, education, and outreach efforts ...read more 
Island Pharmacy wins union drive, joins UFCW 1518!
Workers at Island Pharmacy on Vancouver Island cast their ballots decidedly in favour of fairness when they organized with UFCW 1518 last week. About 50 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy assistants and POS receivers joined more than 21,000 British Columbians represented by UFCW 1518, the union of choice for workers in the community health, professional, retail and industrial sectors. “This is a significant win for these workers,” comments organizer Keith ...read more 
Cereal drive fills “empty cupboard” at local school
In a province of such wealth, it’s hard to believe that anyone goes hungry, let alone British Columbia’s kids. But despite BC’s apparent rosy economic outlook, nearly one in five children live in poverty, according to the 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card.  That number skyrockets to nearly 50 percent for single parent households, most of which are headed by mothers. Food insecurity, a serious public health problem in ...read more