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UFCW 1518 Condemns Act of Racist Vandalism against shíshálh Nation
UFCW 1518 joins the shíshálh Nation in condemning acts of vandalism that recently occurred on the Sunshine Coast. On July 7, an unknown person hung a banner threatening to cut down two totem poles at Pender Harbour School. A highway sign containing shíshálh language was also vandalized. The Pender Harbour school and the sign both stand on the unceded territory of the shíshálh people. “This overtly racist act shows ...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 
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