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Bargaining Updates
Improved Vacation Allotment and Wage Increases for Workers at Cherry Park Retirement Residence
In Penticton, BC, 100% of the Cherry Park Retirement Residence workers voted in favour of ratifying their new agreement that includes improved vacation allotment and wage increases. Susan Sampson and Cindy Ferguson, who make up the Bargaining Committee, did a remarkable job ensuring that members get the improvements and increases they deserve. The new contract has several changes, which include: 1.     wage increases; 2.     an improved vacation allotment and ...read more 
Rossdown Natural Foods Workers Secure Wage Increases and Improved Benefits in New Agreement
UFCW 1518 members at Rossdown Natural Foods in Abbotsford, BC have ratified a new agreement that includes wage increases and benefit improvements. The Bargaining Committee, comprised of Manjinder Brar, Sukhwinder Sekhon and Jasleen Sandhu, did an incredible job with this agreement and it proved to be popular as 89.6% of members voted to ratify the agreement. The new contract has several changes, which include: Wage increases, Improved benefits, Scheduling ...read more 
2% Wage Increases for Community Health as of April 2021
A reminder that all members of UFCW 1518 under the Community Subsector agreement will receive a 2% wage increase as of the first full pay period of April 2021, in accordance with the 2019-2022 collective agreement. Part of the terms that were agreed upon in 2018 included increases of 6% over 3 years for all workers, improvement of employment security provisions, creation of a “task force” to investigate guaranteed ...read more 
UFCW 1518 Cannabis Family Grows with New Contract at Potanicals
UFCW 1518 crossed a new milestone today as workers at Potanicals Green Growers joined the union and ratified their first collective agreement. Following a unanimous vote to ratify the new contract, Potanicals has become the first cannabis growing operation and extraction facility to unionize in Canada. Workers at the medical cannabis growing and processing facility reached out to the union last year to learn more about becoming part of ...read more 
Colonial Farms Workers Ratify Five Year Agreement with Major Wage Increases
UFCW 1518 members at Colonial Farms in Armstrong, B.C. have ratified a five-year collective agreement that features major wage and workplace improvements. The Bargaining Committee, consisting of workers William Maw and Kelly Burden and lead negotiator Shari Jensen, fought hard for major wage increases and other member-driven bargaining proposals. The new contract has several important changes. Some highlights include: Percentage based wage increases each year. 2021: 3.25% 2022: 2% ...read more