LET’S BUILD B.C. BETTER!
WELCOME TO THE BC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL
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.
The BC Building Trades applauds Budget 2019's commitment of $20.1 billion in public infrastructure investment ̶ the highest level ever for a three-year fiscal plan. The capital spending will be used to build hospitals, schools, post-secondary facilities, transit and...read more
Vancouver, BC — Thirty-eight years ago, four men went to work building one of Downtown Vancouver’s most iconic highrises: the Bentall Centre Tower IV. Those men never came home. “Every year, we gather to remember the lives of carpenters Gunther Couvreux, Brian...read more
Temporary foreign workers at the LNG Canada project in Kitimat will comprise fewer than five per cent of the workers, as promised by LNG Canada. Put another way, 95 per cent of the workforce will be Canadian. These estimates were released last summer in briefing notes...read more
LMS Reinforcing Steel Group president and chief operating officer Norm Streu's rhetoric is hard to swallow in his recent guest column in the Prince George Citizen on the provincial government's new Community Benefits construction framework. Let's recap: Streu concedes...read more
Let’s celebrate the contributions that our 35,000 highly skilled members make building our roads, bridges, dams, schools, hospitals and homes every day in this province.
April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning. It’s a time for workers, families, employers and communities to come together at ceremonies across Canada and honour those who lost their lives in work-related incidents or occupational disease.
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
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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.
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