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Low Wage Redress funding coming soon!
About $40 million dollars in funding to address low wages will soon be distributed to community health workers, including about 2000 UFCW 1518 members. The money was gained during negotiations for their new collective agreement, which takes effect April 1. “Finally, we are working with a cooperative Minister of Health,” said President Kim Novak. “It helps that Minister Dix is determined to fix 16 years of neglect our members and ...read more 
Menstrual products should be free. Period.
Nobody should have to choose between feeding their family and affording basic hygiene products but that’s a choice many British Columbians have to make every month. Periods are a fact of life but the cost of menstrual products is prohibitive to many: street-affected girls and women, and those living in poverty; transwomen experiencing social stigma; and single mothers struggling to feed their children. That’s why UFCW 1518 has joined ...read more 
Two NEW Q&As for Safeway members
UFCW 1518 has released to NEW Q&A documents for members working at Safeway. Since Special Officer Vince Ready handed down his decision late last year on the reopener of the Safeway collective agreement as well as his ruling that Sobeys could convert Safeway stores to FreshCo, the union has been working with legal counsel on interpretation issues and pressing the company for more information. Then Sobeys announced last week ...read more 
NEW short term disability plan for Save-On-Foods members!
A new short term disability plan for UFCW 1518 members working at Save-On-Foods has now been implemented, after being negotiated by the union during the recent  round of bargaining. “There’s no doubt this is a very important benefit for our members to have access to and quite frankly it was long overdue. I’m proud we were finally able to achieve it,” said President Kim Novak. The new disability plan ...read more 
Deadline for Safeway closure stores extended
The deadline for Safeway members working at the five stores recently announced for closure and conversion to FreshCo to select their option of buyout, buy down or bumping has been extended to February 28. Last week, parent company Sobeys announced the closure of Safeway stores in Abbotsford, Aldergrove, downtown Chilliwack, Ladner and Maple Ridge for several months of renovations before reopening as FreshCo. UFCW 1518 members in those stores ...read more