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Statement: UFCW 1518 Office Temporarily Closed due to New Westminster Pier Park Fire
UFCW 1518 is saddened by the news that a fire has likely destroyed much of New Westminster’s historic pier park. Our office, which is located next to the park, is undamaged but will be closed until the smoke clears. Our staff will be working remotely until then, so it may take us a bit more time than usual to get back to you. We appreciate your understanding! Thank you ...read more 
Eight MORE Stores to Be Removed From Appendix B
UFCW 1518 is excited to announce that eight Safeway locations will be moving off of Appendix B on September 27, 2020. In July 2020, the Union won a key arbitration on the definition of profitability at Safeway – if a store has made money over a rolling 12 months the arbitrator ruled it is profitable. The decision ordered the parties to meet to do a financial review as a ...read more 
UFCW 1518 Calls on Uber and Passenger Transportation Board to Recognize Drivers as Employees as Company Seeks to Expand Services to Victoria and Kelowna
Today, Uber announced that they will seek approval to expand into Victoria and Kelowna. The ride hailing company has put in an application to the Passenger Transportation Board for the right to operate in the two cities. “As Uber continues to expand its services, we renew our call for the company to respect workers’ rights to join a union and to grant them the basic protections that all employees ...read more 
A Labour Day Message from President Kim Novak
This year’s Labour Day is more meaningful than ever The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the essential role of all workers and revealed dangerous inequalities in our society. While the value of every worker has never come as a surprise to our union, that message has resonated across headlines this year and entered the conversation in a new and powerful way. And it should, but not just because we are ...read more 
UFCW 1518 calls on BC Government and Retail Employers to Protect Worker Health against COVID-19
Yesterday, UFCW 1518 sent urgent letters to BC Premier John Horgan, Minister of Health Adrian Dix, and Labour Minister Harry Bains and to the retail outlets where our members work. The letters call for mandatory mask policies in retail stores and for the re-introduction of other health and safety measures critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19. “Retail workers remain on the front lines of this pandemic and deserve ...read more