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Kim Novak sworn in as President of UFCW 1518
Kim Novak was sworn in as President of UFCW 1518, stepping into the position vacated when Ivan Limpright retired last month after 34 years of service. President Novak swore her oath to uphold the union’s constitution as well as the values of the labour movement at a brief ceremony led by UFCW Canada Paul Meinema earlier this week. “I am honoured to have been elected by our Executive Board ...read more 
Union Office Holiday Hours
These are the holiday hours of operation for our New Westminster office: December 24 8:30-3:00 December 25/26 Closed December 27/28 8:30-5:00 December 31 8:30-3:00 January 1 Closed Wishing you a safe and happy holidays from all of us to all of you!
Union sends letter to Sobeys CEO on positive financial performance
In light of Sobeys greater-than-expected gains in sales and profitability in their last quarter, as reported in the media yesterday, Kim Novak sent the following letter to CEO and president Michael Medline, copied to Special Officer Vince Ready: December 14, 2018 Mr. Michael Medline, President & CEO Empire Company Limited Stellarton, Nova Scotia  B0K 1S0 Dear Mr. Medline: We read with interest in the media about Empire’s success in ...read more 
UFCW 1518 represents at BC Fed convention
UFCW 1518 sent more than 50 delegates to represent the union at the 58th convention of the BC Federation of Labour last week. The BC Fed is the governing body of the provincial labour movement, representing 500,000 workers from more than 50 affiliated unions. There were many highlights of the five-day convention: Secretary-Treasurer Kim Novak was sworn in as Officer of the Federation while Executive Assistant Patrick Johnson was ...read more 
President Limpright retires after 34 years with union
UFCW 1518 President Ivan Limpright is stepping down after 34 years of service to the union. “The opportunity to serve our membership and to lead this great union has been an absolute honour and privilege,” said President Limpright. President Limpright joined the union in 1975 when he started work in the Overwaitea warehouse. He was elected shop steward in 1984, beginning his career with UFCW 1518. “My cousin was a ...read more