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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.
By Jason McBain Qualified BC Building Trades members can get counselling support even if they’re working in construction camps or living outside the Lower Mainland. The Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan program is designed to provide mental health and...read more
We’ve always been clear on our position with respect to the TransMountain pipeline. We support due process and informed decision-making that moves B.C. forward in a way that balances the needs of all stakeholders, including workers, industry and the environment. We...read more
Opinion: Pipelines are the safest, most efficient way to transport liquids overland across long distances. Without them, our economy is at real risk. Whether you live in the West, in Ontario, in Quebec, or in the Atlantic provinces, energy touches virtually every...read more
Union representative responds to Tom Fletcher's column Another week, another anti-worker rant from Tom Fletcher. The intrepid legislative columnist for Black Press, Fletcher works tirelessly to deliver us biased news and views from Victoria. His last column was no...read more
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.
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.
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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