Ufcw 1518 Agreement

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 Local 1518 represents 24,000 members in the healthcare, services and hospitality, retail, industry and professional sectors. CONTACT INFORMATIONS Kate Milberry Spokesperson UFCW Local 1518 604-526-1518 kmilberry@ufcw1518.com www.ufcw1518.com Following the termination of negotiations on a first collective agreement between UFCW 1518 and MEC late last year, the parties entered mediation. Yesterday, the Ombudsman imposed a first collective agreement which included a pay increase for all employees, in most cases up to 6%. 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. “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. “There is strength in numbers. And MEC certainly noted that a second site voted to join our union – that`s why our members got the pay increase they did,” he said. We look forward to representing MEC employees at all BC sites, so that workers see even more growth in our province with the continued success of MEC! »