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WELCOME TO THE BC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL
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.
August 6, 2020 WHEN THE GOVERNMENTS OF Quebec and Ontario shut down all non-essential construction in March and April due to COVID-19, some in the industry wondered if B.C. would be next. At one point, it seemed a sure thing. “It is the inevitable next step,”...
July 29, 2020 Nearly two years after the Province of British Columbia announced it would begin to build publicly funded infrastructure projects under a Community Benefits Agreement, construction is finally underway on two cornerstone projects. Construction crews were...
June 10, 2020 By Phil Venoit, Past President CANADA HAS THE WORLD’S longest national oceanic border, which continues down the Saint Lawrence seaway with the longest inland fresh waterway and border we share with the United States, our greatest trading partner. British...
Why ask your union for help when your claim is conveyed to WorkSafeBC’s Vocational Rehabilitation Services?
May 26, 2020 THE TITLE OF THIS COLUMN is in the form of a question. What’s the answer? Simply this: Without a representative to assist you with vocational rehabilitation, you stand a good chance of getting your butt kicked! The first thing I tell the workers I...
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
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
Are you a journalist working on a story about the construction sector? Our experts welcome your queries on various industry issues.
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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