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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 
UFCW 1518 calls for front-line workers to have time off to receive COVID-19 vaccines
As vaccination efforts ramp up in British Columbia, UFCW 1518 is calling on the provincial government to ensure that front-line workers have the right to take four uninterrupted hours off work when they receive a vaccination appointment. The proposal is based on the four hours that workers are entitled to take off in order to vote on election day or in advanced polls. This law helps to preserve free ...read more 
Save On Foods Members Vote YES For New Contract!
Thousands of UFCW 1518 members at Save-On-Foods across BC voted overwhelmingly YES to ratify their new contract, bringing in many important improvements for thousands of workers. “Our members have told us that these wage increases are life-changing,” said UFCW 1518 President Kim Novak. “With this new contract, Save-On-Foods members are helping to set a new standard for the grocery industry in British Columbia, bringing thousands of workers closer to ...read more 
UFCW 1518 President Kim Novak asks that Front Line Workers Receive Early Access to Vaccines
Today, the Government of British Columbia announced a four-phased plan for administering COVID-19 vaccines to everyone in the province who wants to be vaccinated. Under the current plan, workers in community home support and nursing services for seniors will be included in Phase 2 of the vaccine plan. These workers will be eligible to be vaccinated between February and March. Workers in grocery, retail, and industrial jobs may become ...read more