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UFCW 1518 Welcomes Cannabis Industry Workers from the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club
UFCW 1518 is excited to welcome budtenders from the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club this spring. Workers at the historic medical cannabis dispensary have won job protections and paid staff meetings while they discuss a future contract with their employer. The budtenders, the employer, and the union provided input to create a unique temporary agreement while the dispensary seeks a medical cannabis licence. “We’re excited to advocate on behalf of ...read more 
COVID-19 Front-Line Vaccination Update
Today, the Province of British Columbia announced that they have temporarily paused the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Front-line workers were recently granted early access to COVID-19 vaccines. As the government has paused the AstraZeneca vaccine, the timeline for early vaccination may be temporarily slowed. We have been assured that front-line workers will be given the Pfizer vaccine in the meantime. If you have been vaccinated with the AstraZeneca ...read more 
Grocery Store Workers to Receive Early Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
Today, the provincial government announced that front-line workers in grocery stores will have early access to COVID-19 vaccines. UFCW 1518 has been advocating since January for early vaccination for front-line workers in grocery stores, industrial food plants, and pharmacies. “We are pleased to hear the announcement made today by Premier Horgan that our members in grocery stores will have priority access to vaccines as another important layer of protection against ...read more 
UFCW 1518 Stands against Anti-Asian Racism
UFCW 1518 is shocked and disgusted by the murder of eight people, including six Asian women, in Atlanta yesterday. This violent, racist, and misogynist act happened because of the increase in anti-Asian rhetoric stirred up by former President Donald Trump. While Trump made the situation worse, he did not originate it – anti-Asian racism has been a feature in North America for more than a century, and it is ...read more 
UFCW 1518 Calls on Boston Pizza to Reverse its Sexist Skirt Policy
Female servers and hosts at a Boston Pizza in New Westminster are fighting back against a sexist policy requiring them to wear skirts at work. “Boston Pizza franchise owners have implemented a “skirt policy” that is not only sexist, it objectifies women in their workplace,” said UFCW 1518 President Kim Novak. “This policy needs to end now. And we are calling on Boston Pizza to ensure that none of ...read more 
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