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Trailer Party at Safeway!
UFCW 1518 launched a new campaign this month to engage members of the public and to drive business to Safeway. The union trailer and a crew of union members and staff rolled up to various Safeway locations across the lower mainland in November, handing out gift cards to shoppers and walking traffic to encourage them to do their shopping at Safeway. “Since Sobeys purchased Safeway we continue to see ...read more 
President Limpright returns to full duties
President Ivan Limpright announced in an email to members that he will return to full duties beginning this week. He had been on leave since last month in order to deal with a serious family matter. “I am pleased and relieved to report that things have improved to the point where I can resume my full duties,” President Limpright wrote in the email. “I will be gradually returning to ...read more 
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