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Summer 2018

Summer 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

Reclaiming History. An Interview with Chief Rhonda Larrabee
Chief Rhonda Larrabee led the Qayqayt First Nation from the brink of extinction. When Rhonda Larrabee received her status card as a member of the Qayqayt First Nation in 1994, she became the first documented member of the New Westminster Indian Band, taking the community off the Inactive General List of Reserves. She would soon learn the significance of that. …read more
Truth to Power: Lobbying the NDP Government
The UFCW 1518 crew outside the BC Legislature in Victoria, BC Fifty members from all sectors across the province gathered in Victoria last May to speak truth to power at UFCW 1518’s first Lobby Day in 16 years. The event kicked off with a four-hour workshop for executive board members, activists and stewards to train them in the fine art …read more
Righting Past Wrongs: Reconciliation in the Workplace & Beyond
Members Katrina Michels, Anita Letendre and Dulcie August outside the Chief Joe Mathias Centre in the Capilano Reserve Their days began at 5:30am. Before breakfast, morning chores included cleaning washrooms, milking cows and sweeping floors. After morning mass and three hours of classes, there was more work to be done. Children prepared meals for the following day, weeded gardens and …read more