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Bargaining Updates
Talks breaking down at Save-On-Foods bargaining table
For the last several months, the union negotiating committee has been hard at work at the bargaining table for the reopener of the Save-On-Foods collective agreement. With 40 days at the table, there has been some progress on non-monetary issues; however, when it comes to the issues that our members overwhelmingly told us mattered most to them, the employer is using delay tactics and refusing to take the needs ...read more 
Members ratify first contract at Island Pharmacy!
Following a grueling six-month organizing campaign and eight months of bargaining, 50 members working at Island Pharmacy ratified their first collective agreement. The front store clerks, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists at nine locations on Vancouver Island voted overwhelmingly in favour of joining UFCW 1518 last May. Prior to joining the union, rate of pay was often determined by favouritism. Some workers received minimum wage while others had worked at ...read more 
Kimberley Transport wins living wage tie-in
UFCW 1518 members working at Kimberley Transport ratified a strong renewed collective agreement in February that saw many gains. Kimberley Transport is a non-profit community transit bus system that runs between Kimberley and Cranbrook as well as between the township of Kimberley and the ski hill. Notably, the agreement has a direct tie-in with the minimum wage so that when the minimum wage rises, there will be a corresponding ...read more 
Only unionized Buckerfield’s becomes Living Wage employer
Members working in Buckerfield’s in Duncan, BC ratified a new collective agreement that contains a living wage scale – the first of its kind for UFCW 1518. A living wage is a regional calculation that assesses the amount of money a family of four needs to earn to meet their expenses. The living wage includes costs like rent and groceries as well as items like extended health care and ...read more 
New contract makes Sunrise workers highest paid in industry
About 450 UFCW 1518 members working for Sunrise Poultry ratified a new collective agreement with substantial gains, making it the strongest contract in British Columbia’s poultry industry. “Without question, these members are now the highest paid poultry workers in BC – if not North America,” comments director Kim Balmer. Sunrise is a processor and distributor of fresh chicken, meat and non-meat products. Founded in Surrey in 1983, the company ...read more