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Bargaining Updates
Cartems Workers Ratify their First Collective Agreement after Organizing for Better Conditions
Workers at Cartems Donuts in Vancouver voted in their first collective agreement on Friday. The contract will bring in exiting improvements to working conditions at the well-loved donut shops and build worker power at the stores. Cartems workers joined UFCW 1518 in June 2020, after starting a worker-led organizing drive and participating in Canada’s first-ever online union certification vote. They worked together through an organizing and bargaining process that ...read more 
Ucluelet Co-op Workers Win Improvements at their Workplace
UFCW 1518 members at Ucluelet Co-Op have been enjoying the benefits of a new collective agreement in 2021. The changes came after a ratification vote succeeded on their new contract in November of 2021. Some highlights of the new contract at Ucluelet Co-Op include: 2 percent wage increases retroactive to August 31, 2019 Safety shoes reimbursement doubling from $40/year to $80/year A *NEW* Letter of Understanding regarding cross-departmental work ...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