Announcing the UFCW 1518 Indigenous Committee

To commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, UFCW 1518 is proud to announce our new Indigenous Committee made up of five passionate member activists from different Indigenous communities.

The UFCW 1518 Indigenous Committee will collectively play an advisory role and will have an integral part in helping inform the direction of the union. They will be consulted on matters relating to workplace, union and societal equality for all Indigenous workers.

UFCW 1518 are excited to announce that the following members have agreed to sit on the Indigenous Committee:

  1. Anita Letendre
  2. Christine Holowka
  3. Laurie Simon
  4. Marylou Fonda
  5. Raven Morningstar

One Day’s Pay

As an act of solidarity with Indigenous. MĂ©tis, and First Nations people who have not been offered a paid holiday on September 30, many staff at UFCW 1518 are donating their day’s wages to the Indian Residential School Survivor’s Society. The union encourages anyone who is able to do the same or to donate whatever they are comfortable with. You can contribute here.

Office Closed

UFCW 1518’s offices in New Westminster will be closed on September 30 in recognition of the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation.