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We represent 25 local craft construction unions belonging to 13 international unions. Our 40,000 highly skilled members account for approximately 55 per cent of the non-residential construction labour force in B.C.

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Neither snow nor rain nor COVID-19 can stop Build TogetHER

June 7, 2021 PANDEMIC? WHAT PANDEMIC? COVID-19 hasn’t stopped the women’s committee of the BC Building Trades from continuing its good work. Build TogetHER awarded two $1,000 scholarships in January, thanks to the generosity of the BC Regional Council of Carpenters....

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Op-Ed

Time to put the brakes on uncertified tradespeople

June 11, 2021 By Brynn Bourke & Melissa Chirino DO YOU WANT someone without training to work on the electrical wiring of your home, your child’s school, or the hospital in your community? Or how about the brakes on your car, or on the 18-wheeler behind you as you...

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Tradetalk

TradeTalk Summer 2021

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Summer 2021 Vol. 24 No. 2

In This Issue

  • Get Flushed Campaign
  • Opioids take heavy, deadly toll
  • Major projects update

 

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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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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