What UFCW1518 stands for

In short: job security, fairness and human rights.

As a socially conscious union we work to end discrimination and unfair treatment in all its forms - both in the workplace and in society at large.

Supporting human rights is at the core of who we are as a union.

Without a union, management can treat employees arbitrarily or in a discriminatory way. But with a union you have rights! A union contract empowers members to defend themselves against bullying, discrimination or abuses in the workplace.

While others talk the talk, we walk the walk.

Our union cares and campaigns for accessible child care, secure pensions and higher minimum wages among other things.

Having job security, a voice at work and benefits makes a difference in people’s lives.  That’s why one of the most important things we do as a union is helping non union workers achieve more rights by forming a union.

When we organize workers who do not yet have a union, we raise the standards and working conditions in the industry as a whole. Our strength is in numbers and the more non-union workers we can organize, the more we can keep raising standards for our existing members.

Our mission statement

All people deserve a good quality of life that includes being treated with respect, dignity and justice. 

We stand together to achieve this goal in the workplace and beyond.

Together, we build a better life for all British Columbians.