Salary/Salaire: : $97,569.16

Website UFCW 1518

We fight for fairness

Are you a Union Representative that empowers workers and represents their rights?

UFCW is looking for a Member Representative, like YOU, to join their growing team.

UFCW 1518’s Member Representative works on the front lines to engage members, stewards, and activities to defend and promote the rights of workers. Reporting to the Senior Director, Bargaining & Services, you will deliver fair representation, support, and education to members as they navigate the collective agreement and bargaining process.

Work Location:

This position is located out of and covers the Okanagan/Kamloops area and requires travel to members and organizations.

Why UFCW 1518?

UFCW 1518 fights for fairness for its 26,000 members across diverse sectors, like community health, retail and industrial. Your contributions will be integral to achieving to championing workplace justice, increased wages, and better working conditions for everyone we represent.

As a joining member of our team, you can expect:

· Competitive compensation package to reward you and your contributions.

· Extended health benefits and dental plan to take care of you and your family.

· Flexible hybrid role with the chance to collaborate with colleagues and work remotely.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

· Grievance Handling. You’ll have the opportunity to research, represent and present Stage I & II Grievances at arbitrations and Labour Board hearings.

· Member Representation. Foster relationships with workers, management, and the community with workplace visits. You’ll earn the chance to foster positive labor relations and advocate for members when it comes to health & safety, human rights, political action, and duty to accommodate.

· Member Engagement. Leverage your leadership capabilities to mentor and train stewards, recruit new members and deliver union training.

· Database Reporting & Accountability. Track and proactively maintain UFCW 1518’s database with member information and labor-relations processes.

· Projects & Joint Committees. Draft contracts for upcoming projects and union representation. Use your expertise to ensure compliance and recruit members for participation on Joint Committees.

· Organizing Unions. Connect with unorganized workplaces and campaign for certification by canvassing and educating workers about union membership.

· Collective Bargaining. Act as a spokesperson in negotiations and strategic bargaining discussions. You will work with member bargaining committees to research and develop bargaining proposals, while interpreting, administering, and enforcing collective agreements.

What You Bring to the Table

· 2 – 5 experiences as a Union Representative and/or steward

· University degree or college diploma in Labour Studies or any related field.

· Understanding of labour legislation and processes, such as BC Labour Relations Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, and Employment Standards Act.

· Technically versed in Microsoft Office Suite, performing Internet and Intranet searches, and uploading documents.

· You have a BC driver’s license and are able to drive a vehicle to travel throughout BC and Canada.

· You’re an adaptable communicator and public speaker to earn trust, confidence, and respect of members in both friendly and hostile groups.

· Ability to work effectively with people at all levels within the union, employer groups, and other organizations.

· You’re a natural leader with the ability to inspire, engage, direct and mentor both members and employers.

· Ability to leverage creative problem solving, risk assessment and critical thinking to work independently with little supervision.

· You’re an active listener that responds in a decisive, positive, and proactive way to member issues and concerns.

· Experience at the bargaining table and achieving settlements.

Nice to Haves:

· Experience working with UnionWare.

· Proficiency in English with fluency in a second language.


At UFCW 1518, we believe in attracting top talent and rewarding them generously. Our compensation package is designed to reflect your skills, experience, and the value you bring to our organization.

Compensation Range:

In addition to your salary, you will be eligible to participate in UFCW 1518’s health and dental benefits package (subject to standard waiting times) and Flexible work arrangement with the chance to collaborate with colleagues and work remotely.

If this sounds like what you’re looking for in your next opportunity, we want to hear from you! Apply with your resume and cover letter today.

UFCW 1518 is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. BIPOC, immigrants, women, and LGBTQ+ people are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $97,569.16 per year


· Dental care
· Disability insurance
· Extended health care
· Flexible schedule
· Life insurance
· Paid time off

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