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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.

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Annual BCBT golf tourney raises more than $40,000 for charity

Annual BCBT golf tourney raises more than $40,000 for charity

The UBC Centre for Research in Childhood Diabetes and Variety the Children’s Charity will share in more than $40,000 raised at this year’s BC Building Trades golf tournament. “It was our most successful fundraising tourney ever,” says Nancy Antolcic, owner of Nancy...

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IBEW Local 230 partners with HeroWork

IBEW Local 230 partners with HeroWork

By Cory McGregor Business Representative,  International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 230 HeroWork was originally created to improve the state of buildings that house charities.  For years, the charitable sector has faced increased demand and decreased...

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Tradetalk

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Summer 2019 Vol. 22 No. 2

In This Issue

  • LiUNA 1611 called to the boom
  • Putting communities first/challenging myths
  • Parental benefits for construction workers

 

The opioid crisis: words matter

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.

Construction: the Last Frontier for Women

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.

Use caution in the cone zone

You can replace the cone, but not the worker! It’s the responsibility of all of us to ensure the safety of workers in cone zones. 

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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The BC Building Trades represents 35,000 highly skilled construction workers in British Columbia. Our members work in the industrial, commercial, institutional and residential sectors building our communities.

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ABOUT US

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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