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Fall 2017

Fall 2017

Our first rebranded issue of Update! Learn more about 1518’s new face, our work educating members and the 2017 UFCW Young Workers Convention. Also, our award-winning feature story takes a look at the alarming issue of violence in home care work.

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Featured In This Issue

Dangerous Homes
One day in 2014 was a day like any other for community health worker Corrie. She was scheduled to visit a new “low-risk” client. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. “He was a fellow that was extremely strong, even though he was elderly,” Corrie recalls. She was washing lunch dishes in the kitchen when it happened. Her client came up …read more
Young Workers Take on Convetion
Hundreds of activists from UFCW locals across Canada gathered in Montreal this August for the 12th National Council Convention. Delegates reviewed the progress made by the union over the past five years and set its course for the next five, hearing committee reports and voting on a range of resolutions. The Young Workers Report highlighted the unique challenges faced by …read more
What’s Up HeadStart?
Rosanna Hussain always wanted to help people. Whether volunteering at the Muslim Food Bank or organizing events for a women’s help line, she wanted to give back to her community. So when she flipped through her first collective agreement, she was intrigued at how unions use labour law to help people. “I had taken a college course on the history …read more