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Sobeys announces 10 FreshCo conversions, delivers buyout offers
This morning, Sobeys advised UFCW 1518 of their plans to convert 10 Safeway locations to its discount banner FreshCo. Five of the locations have been closed since July 2018; the other five locations are set to close in coming months. The company also began making personalized buyout offers to all employees as ordered by Special Officer Vince Ready, who was appointed by the provincial government in 2018. Sobeys will ...read more 
Union holds Safeway information sessions across BC
Over the next month, meetings will be held in various communities across British Columbia to connect with Safeway members regarding the recent decision issued by Special Officer Vince Ready. President Kim Novak and Secretary-Treasurer Patrick Johnson will attend special information meetings set up around the province to connect with members and discuss the Ready decision. Additionally, every Safeway store outside the meeting areas will receive a special one-hour visit ...read more 
President Kim Novak set to chart new territory
As the first woman president in the 120 year history of UFCW 1518, President Kim Novak’s rise within UFCW 1518 has been impactful and positive for members and the organization. She is charting new territory as a woman leading a union whose membership is mostly women working in community health and social services, the grocery and retail sector, and the food processing industry. When Kim was first hired in ...read more 
Statement of solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en facing forced removal from their territory
UFCW 1518 is committed to reconciliation and to being an ally to our First Nations members and communities. We support the full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action as well as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. As such we call upon government, Coastal Gaslink and the RCMP to respect Wet’suwet’en unextinguished inherent title and rights to their territory and ...read more 
Celebration of Ivan Limpright’s 34 years with UFCW 1518
This week, UFCW 1518 together with representatives of the labour community celebrated the career and retirement of Ivan Limpright, honouring his activism with the union that spanned more than three decades. Friends, family, colleagues and comrades were in attendance, including UFCW Canada president Paul Meinema, former UFCW 1518 president Brooke Sundin, and UFCW leaders from across Canada, including locals 175, 247, 832, 1006 and 1400. The new president of ...read more