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Bargaining Updates
Arbitration Hearing Held Today – Defining Profitable Year
Today, Secretary-Treasurer Patrick Johnson, UFCW 1518 Executive Board and Safeway member Bob Milan, and President Kim Novak attended a meeting with Arbitrator Mark Brown and representatives from Sobeys. This arbitration meeting was an important next step after mediation meetings between UFCW 1518 and Sobeys stalled in May around the definition of “maintain profitable year” as it pertains to Sobeys locations on Appendix B. In May, UFCW 1518 and senior ...read more 
Significant wage increases in second contract for First United Church
About 70 members working at First United Church in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside ratified a strong collective agreement last week. The three-year deal built on the many improvements gained in their first agreement, with wage increases that bring the shelter resource workers and others closer to parity with those in the community health sector who perform similar work. Most classifications will see significant wage increases over the life of the ...read more 
Many gains in new agreement for Fresh St. Market, Surrey
UFCW 1518 members working at Fresh St. Market in Surrey ratified a revised collective agreement last week by unanimous vote. The four-year deal feature significant wage improvements, including a start rate that is 40 cents above the minimum wage and climbs to $16.25 by 2023. All members will be placed on the new wage grid based on their total hours from date of hire, including their career hours and ...read more 
Strong new contract for Rogers Foods
More than 50 UFCW 1518 members working at Rogers Foods in Armstrong, BC ratified a new collective agreement last week featuring the highest monetary package ever bargained by the union. Rogers Foods has been milling natural flour and cereal products from Canadian grains for over 60 years. Members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the agreement, which includes a 12.75 percent wage hike over five years, retroactive to February 1, ...read more 
Members ratify new contract at Aspen Gas
UFCW 1518 members working at Aspen Gas Centre in Comox ratified a new collective agreement in June, with the majority voting to accept the deal. Importantly, the union bargaining committee negotiated a minimum wage spread to address retention problems and to account for scheduled minimum wage increases scheduled annually for the next three years. Members with 4160-6239 hours will earn 10 cents above the minimum wage during each year ...read more