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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 
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