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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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A letter to our members about opioids

November 16, 2020 Dear tradespeople, It’s been a difficult few months of anxiety, loneliness, frustration and anger. COVID- 19 has changed our world. For weeks, even months, we have been told to isolate, to wear masks, to keep our distance from other people in an...

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Op-Ed

MAKING THE CASE FOR WORKERS

October 27, 2020 By Merrill O’Donnell - Workers’ Advocate ON March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and the world as we knew it changed. Almost immediately, the focus in the construction sector was on occupational health and safety...

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COVID-19 and Canada’s New Deal

September 29. 2020. By Robert Kucheran Chairperson, Canada’s Building Trades Unions CANADA IS FACING unprecedented health, social and economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. The over half a million highly-skilled women and men that make up Canada’s Building...

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Tradetalk

TradeTalk Summer 2020

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Summer 2020 Vol. 23 No. 2

In This Issue

  • Construction in the time of COVID-19
  • Unions lead pandemic response
  • Construction key to economic revival

 

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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The opioid epidemic continues to rage on. If you are a member of a BC Building Trades-affiliated union, help is available through the ... Construction Industry Rehab Plan. @CIRP_BC https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PSSG0061-001957

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