Shoppers Drug Mart

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A respectful, socially just workplace is possible. We’ll help you make it happen.

Why Join UFCW 1518?

Workers at Shoppers Drug Mart deserve to be treated with fairness. You deserve fair wages and benefits, job security and a schedule you can count on.  Joining UFCW 1518 means you have the power of a union behind you when fighting for what you deserve. Joining our union means we fight for fairness together, using the collective agreement, which defines your rights and outlines a process for ensuring you are treated with respect and dignity.

The Union Advantage

Unionized Workers
Non-Unionized Workers
You know when you will get a raise and how much it will be.
Raises are not predictable or guaranteed.
You have a legal contract that protects your wages, benefits and working conditions.
Your employer can make changes to wages, benefits or working conditions without your consent or input.
You can raise workplace concerns without fear for job security.
Speaking up can have consequences.
You and your co-workers have a say about your contract.
Management calls all the shots and makes all decisions.
You have the support of professional advocates and legal counsel.
You must plead your own case.
You have fairness and respect at work.
Respect depends on if you have a good manager.
You have security through a formal process to dispute unjust or arbitrary discipline.
You can be unfairly disciplined or fired, for any reason, at any time.

Your Rights

The most important thing to know is that every British Columbian has the right to join a union.

The Canada Labour Relations Code ensures you have the following legal rights:

  • You are free to decide to join or not join a union.
  • Your employer cannot fire you, suspend you, transfer you, lay you off, refuse to continue employing you, or otherwise discriminate against you for being involved with the process of forming a union.
  • You are free to express your views on unionization without reprisal.


Here are answers to questions workers often have about joining a union:


Any information you share with us is kept 100% confidential. Your employer will never know that you contacted our union.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 604-250-6483