Retail workers at Mountain Equipment Co-op join the union – UFCW 1518
Vancouver – April 23, 2019 – Retail workers at Mountain Equipment Co-op (Broadway location) in Vancouver are the newest members of UFCW Local 1518 after recently voting to join the union.
“Workers are at their strongest when they stand together to fight for fairness. We are thrilled to represent MEC employees and look forward to working with them to achieve improvements in wages, benefits, and job security,” says Kim Novak, President of UFCW 1518.
UFCW Local 1518 has a long history of working productively with co-ops to ensure that they are successful while also providing effective representation for workers.
“We have a lot of experience with co-ops and we are excited to add MEC to that group,” says Novak. “The co-operative movement shares much in common with the labour movement, and that values alignment makes for a good fit. We look forward to working constructively with MEC to achieve their core belief of fairness for workers.”
UFCW Canada Local 1518 represents 22,000 members working in the community health, retail, industrial, and professional sectors across British Columbia. To learn more about UFCW 1518 and its outstanding work, visit the Local Union’s website.
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