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Union sends letter to Sobeys CEO on positive financial performance
In light of Sobeys greater-than-expected gains in sales and profitability in their last quarter, as reported in the media yesterday, Kim Novak sent the following letter to CEO and president Michael Medline, copied to Special Officer Vince Ready: December 14, 2018 Mr. Michael Medline, President & CEO Empire Company Limited Stellarton, Nova Scotia  B0K 1S0 Dear Mr. Medline: We read with interest in the media about Empire’s success in ...read more 
UFCW 1518 represents at BC Fed convention
UFCW 1518 sent more than 50 delegates to represent the union at the 58th convention of the BC Federation of Labour last week. The BC Fed is the governing body of the provincial labour movement, representing 500,000 workers from more than 50 affiliated unions. There were many highlights of the five-day convention: Secretary-Treasurer Kim Novak was sworn in as Officer of the Federation while Executive Assistant Patrick Johnson was ...read more 
President Limpright retires after 34 years with union
UFCW 1518 President Ivan Limpright is stepping down after 34 years of service to the union. “The opportunity to serve our membership and to lead this great union has been an absolute honour and privilege,” said President Limpright. President Limpright joined the union in 1975 when he started work in the Overwaitea warehouse. He was elected shop steward in 1984, beginning his career with UFCW 1518. “My cousin was a ...read more 
In Memorium of Peggy Schima, trailblazer & union organizer
One of the key organizers responsible for unionizing home care workers in British Columbia has died at 89. Home support worker Peggy Schima passed away in her home of Powell River earlier this month. In 1987, Peggy was one of the last remaining members of the Service, Office and Retail Workers Union of Canada (SORWUC), a tiny but fierce feminist union that organized Canada’s chartered banks. SORWUC was struggling ...read more 
UFCW 1518 members win big in municipal election
Four UFCW 1518 members tossed their hat in the ring during the recent municipal election and came up winners. While they ran different campaigns and represent communities with unique challenges, they all share a similar motivation for running for election: a strong sense of civic duty. “My motivation for stepping forward was a wish to give back to my community,” explained Jennifer Hoar, a shop steward and cashier at ...read more