UFCW Local 1518 represents 24,000 members who work in the healthcare, service and hospitality, retail, industrial and professional sectors throughout the BC. “We are very proud of the work of our bargaining committee and the commitment and solidarity of MEC workers,” said President Novak. And this isn`t the first time the union`s intercession has paid off for all MEC employees – not just those who belong to UFCW 1518, she added. “Just two weeks after employees at Vancouver`s flagship site voted to join our union, MEC announced wage increases for all MEC employees across Canada. It is power. “With MEC employees in Vancouver and Victoria voting to join a union, workers at all BC sites are now receiving a new pay raise,” said KIM Novak, President of UFCW 1518. UFCW 1518 Secretary-Treasurer Patrick Johnson said the union was pleased to have a first contract in effect for the Victoria and Vancouver sites. “Not only have our members retained the benefits they have had, but they have also achieved solid improvements. And MEC has implemented many of the same improvements, including a salary increase, at all MEC sites in BC, despite relentless public statements shouting the financial blues. » CONTACT INFORMATION Kate Milberry Spokesperson UFCW Local 1518 604-526-1518 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ufcw1518.com After negotiations stalled on a first collective agreement between UFCW 1518 and MEC at the end of last year, the parties entered mediation. Yesterday, the Mediator imposed a first collective agreement that included a wage increase for all employees, up to 6% in most cases. .