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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 
Workers at Lifestyle Markets Win Big!
Workers at Lifestyle Markets in Victoria achieved a huge victory last week after voting in their first collective agreement. The ratification vote comes after the staff spent months organizing, negotiating, and taking bold action to build worker power at the store. The workers first began looking for solutions to problems at their workplace in late 2019. They contacted the Retail Action Network (RAN) in Victoria for help, a community ...read more 
BREAKING NEWS: Mark Brown Rules in Favour of UFCW 1518 in First Stage of Arbitration with Sobeys
We have good news to share with Safeway members: Arbitrator Mark Brown ruled in favour of UFCW 1518 in the first stage of the arbitration case with Sobeys. Arbitrator Brown agreed with UFCW 1518 that Sobeys only has to make a profit over a 12 month period, paving the way for more stores in Appendix B to move to Appendix A. This ruling is a crucial step to getting ...read more 
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