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Fall 2018
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Fall 2018

Learn about labour’s responsibility for reconciliation. Read about our time in Victoria talking to government during Lobby Day. Also, learn more about our union’s involvement in provincial poverty reduction consultations and the Labour Code review.

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Featured In This Issue

Universal Child Care Comes to BC
In 2011, Camie Pohl’s dream of becoming a mother came true. On a hot summer morning, the Save-On-Foods clerk gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Scotlyn. Camie’s journey to motherhood had been long and complex, but possible thanks to her union membership. “I was beyond grateful that my medical benefits covered my fertility treatments. I would not have been …read more
A Vote for Pro Rep is a Vote for Democracy
Patrick Johnson, UFCW 1518 Executive Assistant, outside the Parliament Buildings in Victoria, BC With low voter turnout for elections at every level of government plaguing modern democracy, many people wonder if they should bother voting at all. Does my vote even count? would-be voters wonder. Voter apathy and elections won with far less than a majority are just two of …read more
Community health bargaining seeks to end 16 years of neglect
UFCW 1518 met this week with the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) in Vancouver to review priorities and begin negotiations. Bargaining proposals were tabled Thursday morning to achieve a new collective agreement with about 2200 members in working community health. “I’m cautiously optimistic,” said Secretary-Treasurer Kim Novak. “After 16 years of neglect of the community health services that …read more