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Huge Step Forward for Workers as Supreme Court Rules Uber Drivers can Raise Labour Issues in Courts
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled today that Uber drivers can raise legal issues with their employers in Canadian courts. This ruling paves the way for Uber drivers and other gig economy workers to become recognized as employees and given the rights and protections of the Employment Standards Act. In the lead-up to today’s decision, Uber and other ride-sharing apps argued that their workers were independent contractors ...read more 
Statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21)
Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day and all year, we celebrate and acknowledge Indigenous peoples as the original peoples of this country and hold our hands up for their incredible leadership and resilience, and their contributions to the labour movement. First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples continue to implement their rights, practice their culture, and protect their land in a country that has not yet adequately addressed the destructive ...read more 
Big win as union certification voting goes digital. UFCW 1518 welcomes newest members at Cartems Donuts and Point Blank Creative
Today, workers at Cartems Donuts became UFCW 1518’s newest members. Cartems workers join the British Columbia staff at Point Blank Creative in becoming the first workers in the province to win their union through electronic voting. In a historic decision, the British Columbia Labour Relations Board (LRB) ruled that workers can vote to join a union electronically in addition to in-person voting and mail-in ballots. This decision marks a ...read more 
July is Education Month!
UFCW 1518 is excited to announce that July will be Education Month! For the first time in our union’s history, all of our courses are being offered online so members can take part from the comfort of their homes. Education Month is a new opportunity for all members from across the province to join a variety of union courses. We’ve designed several new courses so members can build skills, ...read more 
Sobeys to Cancel Hero Pay. UFCW 1518 Demands Reinstatement
UFCW 1518 received news that Sobeys has decided to end its Hero Pay program effective Saturday, June 13 which will affect employees who work at Safeway and FreshCo. We are extremely disappointed by this decision. UFCW 1518 President Kim Novak sent an open letter today to Sobeys CEO Michael Medline urging him to reconsider cancelling Hero Pay at Safeway and FreshCo in British Columbia. “Keeping the Hero Pay program ...read more