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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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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29, 2021 OUR OFFICE will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 30 to observe Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Our members are strongly encouraged to learn about the horrific legacy of residential schools in British Columbia and Canada, and to...

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BC Building Trades launches virtual trades training campus

September 27, 2021 TODAY MARKS THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF the College of the BC Building Trades, a one-stop shop to explore, start, build and advance careers in the lucrative B.C. construction sector. “We have more than a dozen training schools across the province, and...

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Op-Ed

Tradetalk

TradeTalk Fall 2021

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Fall 2021 Vol. 24 No. 3

In This Issue

  • Certification of skilled trades announced
  • Program exploits foreign workers
  • A camp for working class kids

 

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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