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Update Summer 2018

Summer 2018

In this issue: Learn about labour’s responsibility for reconciliation. Read about our time in Victoria talking to government during Lobby Day. Also, learn more about our union’s involvement in provincial poverty reduction consultations and the Labour Code review.

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Featured Articles

Righting Past Wrongs: Reconciliation in the Workplace & Beyond
Their days began at 5:30am. Before breakfast, morning chores included cleaning washrooms, milking cows and sweeping floors. After morning mass and three hours of classes, there was more work to be done. Children prepared meals for the following day, weeded gardens and chopped wood. It was forbidden to speak in their mother tongue or to interact with their siblings. If they were lucky, there were a couple of …read more 

Truth to Power: Lobbying the NDP Government
Fifty members from all sectors across the province gathered in Victoria last May to speak truth to power at UFCW 1518’s first Lobby Day in 16 years. The event kicked off with a four-hour workshop for executive board members, activists and stewards to train them in the fine art of lobbying. “It’s been a year since the election and we wanted to celebrate the new NDP government and …read more