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More than 5,000 Community Members Stand Up to Demand Save-On-Foods Reinstate the Pandemic Premium
More than 5,000 people sent letters of protest to Save-On-Foods CEO Darrell Jones and the Pattison Group last week after the company abruptly announced they would be ending the Pandemic Premium for their workers as of May 30. Members at Save-on-Foods were shocked when they were told that their Pandemic Premium pay would be ending the subsequent week and, instead, they would be able to choose between a 10% ...read more 
Save-On-Foods President Darrell Jones Refuses to Reinstate the Pandemic Premium, UFCW 1518 Taking it to Bargaining
Today, UFCW 1518 President Kim Novak and Secretary-Treasurer Patrick Johnson announced that the fight to reinstate the Pandemic Premium for Save-On-Foods workers will go to bargaining. On May 22, Save-On-Foods suddenly announced that the Pandemic Premium would come to an end on May 30, shocking many of the workers who began receiving the Premium in March in recognition of their extra work and the added risk they were taking ...read more 
Save-On-Foods to Rescind the Pandemic Premium. UFCW 1518 Takes Action.
UFCW 1518 received news on Friday that Save-On-Foods has decided to end its Pandemic Premium effective Saturday, May 30. We are shocked and disappointed by this announcement and our union is ready to take immediate action to stand up for our members in the face of this troubling development. On March 20, 2020, when the Pandemic Premium was first announced, UFCW 1518 commended Save-On-Foods for taking the important step ...read more 
Understanding The New WorkSafe Regulations for Retail and Health Care Workers
Phase 2 of the fight against COVID-19 began on Tuesday, May 19 with some businesses and health care services being allowed to reopen to the public. Whether you are back at work, waiting to go back, or if you have been at a worksite that has remained open, WorkSafeBC has created new regulations and guidelines that retailers and health care professionals must follow going forward. To help you understand ...read more 
Community Health Home Support and Social Services Workers to Receive Pay Boost
After weeks of campaigning for higher pay for home support workers, joint letters to government with the BC Government and Service Employees Union, and nearly 6,000 signatures of support for the work these health care workers do, we are pleased to share that the provincial government has announced a pay boost for Community Health Home Support and Community Social Services workers. Finance Minister Carole James announced today that these ...read more