Ufcw 1518 Collective Agreements

UFCW 1518 is one of the oldest and largest unions in British Columbia, with a proud progressive history of more than 100 years that improves the lives of B.C. workers. UFCW 1518 Secretary-Treasurer Patrick Johnson said the union was looking forward to a first contract for the Victoria and Vancouver sites. „Not only did our members retain the benefits they had, they also achieved solid improvements. And MEC has implemented many of the same improvements, including a pay rise, on all MEC AVANT sites — despite ongoing statements to the public that mourn the financial blues. „We are very proud of the work of our negotiating committee and the commitment and solidarity of the MEC workers,“ said President Novak. And this isn`t the first time that union representation has paid off for all MEC employees – not just those who are part of UFCW 1518, she added. „Almost two weeks after workers at Vancouver`s flagship site voted to join our union, MEC announced wage increases for all MEC workers across Canada. That`s power. Late last year, negotiations for the first collective agreement between UFCW 1518 and MEC became entreased in mediation. Yesterday, the Ombudsman imposed a first collective agreement which included a pay increase for all employees, in most cases up to 6%. Last August, workers at the Vancouver-de-Year site voted to join UFCW 1518 and, while negotiating a first collective agreement, workers at the Victoria site also voted to join the union. This resulted in a better outcome for all employees at the negotiating table, Finance Minister Johnson said.

UFCW 1518 is an organization of more than 21,000 workers in British Columbia, united by our belief in the dignity of workers and the right to fair and equitable treatment in the workplace. „Because MEC employees in Vancouver and Victoria voted to join a union, employees at all bc sites will immediately receive a further pay increase,“ said UFCW 1518 President Kim Novak. CONTACT INFORMATIONS Kate Milberry UFCW Local Press Officer 1518 604-526-1518 kmilberry@ufcw1518.com www.ufcw1518.com UFCW Local 1518 represents 24,000 members working in the healthcare, hospitality, retail, industry and profession sectors in BC.