The color trend is blue, red, and yellow at Sephora Kamloops today, after staff received the exciting news that their grassroots organizing drive paid off, and they’ll be the first cosmetics retail staff to unionize with UFCW 1518!
But that’s not all – they’re the first Sephora staff to unionize in Canada….ever! And if you also work at a Sephora in BC, your worksite could be the next to join the movement.
One beauty advisor says that the organizing drive was nerve-wracking but exhilarating, and they’re excited to keep the momentum going.
“Sephora touts ‘teamwork, initiative, innovation, and passion’…we’re showing them how powerful those values are when we use them together.”
Across North America, passionate people in retail are vying for a say in the companies that profit from their labour – many are coming to UFCW 1518 to build better jobs that afford them a living and respect their expertise.
Staff at Kamloops Sephora say there are many things that they value and enjoy about their jobs that they want to keep. Now their mission is to build more equity into the workplace and ensure everyone is compensated fairly.
Congratulations and a huge welcome to the Sephora Kamloops Staff. You’re joining a family of 25,000 workers who are standing by your side. Your union can’t wait to hear from you as we approach bargaining: what improvements do you want to bring to the store? What will benefit the most vulnerable members on your team? This is your union now.