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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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Modernizing toilet facilities in construction long overdue

April 21, 2021 EVERYBODY DOES IT, but only construction workers are expected to do it in a filthy portable toilet. “We’re talking about the sanitation practices for workers on construction sites,” said Brynn Bourke, interim executive director for BCBT. “The time has...

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TradeTalk Spring 2021

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Spring 2021 Vol. 24 No. 1

In This Issue

  • Apprenticeship Denied
  • All in the Family
  • COVID, Construction & the Classroom

 

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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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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That time the Liberals eviscerated the entire apprenticeship system and derailed the careers of a generation of tradespeople... ... https://bcbuildingtrades.org/apprenticeship-denied-liberals-evisceration-of-training-system-still-felt-a-generation-later/

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