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We represent 25 local craft construction unions belonging to 13 international unions. Our 35,000 highly skilled members account for approximately 55 per cent of the non-residential construction labour force in B.C.
June 1, 2020 The murder of George Floyd was a reprehensible act of wanton police violence. It is difficult to watch the chaos in the United States unfold over the past few days without a feeling of mixed shock, horror, and ultimately, guilt. Canada is not the United...
Support for Community Benefits Agreements increasing as British Columbians consider program’s role in economic recovery
June 1, 2020 The BC Building Trades isn’t surprised by a new survey that finds most British Columbians support Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) and want to see them applied to public infrastructure projects as part of the province’s economic recovery plan. “CBAs...
Why ask your union for help when your claim is conveyed to WorkSafeBC’s Vocational Rehabilitation Services?
May 26, 2020 By Merrill O’Donnell - BCBT Workers’ Advocate THE TITLE OF THIS COLUMN is in the form of a question. What’s the answer? Simply this: Without a representative to assist you with vocational rehabilitation, you stand a good chance of getting your butt...
May 18, 2020 By Andrew Mercier, Executive Director With the public debate focused on the question of dialling-up our economy in these trying times, it is important that we do not forget the important role of workplace safety enforcement going forward. Construction is...
Spring 2020 Vol. 23 No. 1
In This Issue
- IBEW Fighting for Fairness
- Women Build BC Conference 2020
- Climbing the Rungs to a More Positive Life
People who work in Canada’s construction industry are impacted by problematic use of opioids. Treatment and recovery are possible, but stigma associated with opioid use can prevent people from getting help. Canada’s Building Trades Unions and Health Canada have teamed up to conquer stigma and get people the help they need.
Less than five per cent of workers in the skilled construction trades are women, but Build TogetHER BC, the women’s committee of the BC Building Trades, is working to change that.
WE ARE INVOLVED WITH WORTHWHILE CAMPAIGNS ACROSS THE REGION TO ENSURE ALL OUR MEMBERS ARE PRIMED FOR SUCCESS IN THE COMING YEARS
Are you a journalist working on a story about the construction sector? Our experts welcome your queries on various industry issues.
We represent 35,000 highly skilled construction workers in B.C., and we are part of a network of 500,000 unionized construction workers across Canada.
Members of a BC Building Trades union have access to health and welfare plans, pension plans, and mental health & addiction services.
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