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First Private-Sector Cannabis Retail Workers on Mainland Unionize
March 14, 2022 16:06 ET | UFCW 1518
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Workers at an East Hastings cannabis shop are venturing into green territory after a union vote last week. Together, staff decided to...
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More Original Farm Budtenders Join UFCW 1518 and Win Common Employer Application
February 03, 2022 10:22 ET | UFCW 1518
VICTORIA, British Columbia, Feb. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The BC Bud Union, a division of UFCW 1518, has grown its power significantly after 14 cannabis workers at the Original Farm Hillside...
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Budtender Fired for Unionizing Gets Job Back — UFCW 1518
November 26, 2021 11:32 ET | UFCW 1518
VICTORIA, British Columbia, Nov. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A Budtender in Victoria will be going back to work on Friday after he was fired three weeks ago. Niko Kruzel works as a Budtender at...
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UFCW 1518 Welcomes Budtenders at Trees Cannabis
June 24, 2021 15:26 ET | UFCW 1518
VICTORIA, British Columbia, June 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Workers at Trees Cannabis have voted to join other budtenders as part of the BC Bud division of UFCW 1518. These workers have been...
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Cannabis Growing Operation First to Unionize in Canada with UFCW 1518
March 31, 2021 16:26 ET | UFCW 1518
PEACHLAND, British Columbia, March 31, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UFCW 1518 crossed a new milestone today as workers at Potanicals Green Growers joined the union and ratified their first collective...
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Clarity Cannabis Budtenders Vote in First Collective Agreement with Major Workplace Improvements
February 26, 2021 14:24 ET | UFCW 1518
VICTORIA, British Columbia, Feb. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Budtenders at Clarity Cannabis ratified their first collective agreement on February 25. The contract ushers in major wage and workplace...
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UFCW Canada challenges Ontario’s exclusion of cannabis workers from the right to unionize
October 29, 2019 10:07 ET | UFCW Canada
TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW Canada) has launched a constitutional challenge to the Ontario government’s exclusion of workers engaged...
Rights of cannabis workers must be respected too, says cannabis union
October 17, 2018 13:54 ET | UFCW Canada
Commentary by Paul Meinema, National PresidentUnited Food and Commercial Workers Union – UFCW Canada TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- While adult consumers now have the right to legally...