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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 
UFCW 1518 Stands With Black Lives Matter and Indigenous Communities
UFCW 1518 stands with Black Lives Matter and other organizations calling for the defunding of the police in Canada. The recent incidents of police-led violence against Black and Indigenous people in Canada and the United States, including the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Chantel Moore, and others, demand action. So does the violent repression of peaceful protest in the United States and Canada. ...read more 
More than 5,000 Community Members Stand Up to Demand Save-On-Foods Reinstate the Pandemic Premium
More than 5,000 people sent letters of protest to Save-On-Foods CEO Darrell Jones and the Pattison Group last week after the company abruptly announced they would be ending the Pandemic Premium for their workers as of May 30. Members at Save-on-Foods were shocked when they were told that their Pandemic Premium pay would be ending the subsequent week and, instead, they would be able to choose between a 10% ...read more 
Save-On-Foods President Darrell Jones Refuses to Reinstate the Pandemic Premium, UFCW 1518 Taking it to Bargaining
Today, UFCW 1518 President Kim Novak and Secretary-Treasurer Patrick Johnson announced that the fight to reinstate the Pandemic Premium for Save-On-Foods workers will go to bargaining. On May 22, Save-On-Foods suddenly announced that the Pandemic Premium would come to an end on May 30, shocking many of the workers who began receiving the Premium in March in recognition of their extra work and the added risk they were taking ...read more 
Save-On-Foods to Rescind the Pandemic Premium. UFCW 1518 Takes Action.
UFCW 1518 received news on Friday that Save-On-Foods has decided to end its Pandemic Premium effective Saturday, May 30. We are shocked and disappointed by this announcement and our union is ready to take immediate action to stand up for our members in the face of this troubling development. On March 20, 2020, when the Pandemic Premium was first announced, UFCW 1518 commended Save-On-Foods for taking the important step ...read more