LNG Canada committed to B.C. workers and to apprentices

Temporary foreign workers at the LNG Canada project in Kitimat will comprise fewer than five per cent of the workers, as promised by LNG Canada. Put another way, 95 per cent of the workforce will be Canadian. These estimates were released last summer in briefing notes...

Trade Talk

Red Seal electrician takes helm of BC Fed.

BCBT pleased with $20.1 billion commitment to public infrastructure

The BC Building Trades applauds Budget 2019’s commitment of $20.1 billion in public infrastructure investment ̶ the highest level ever for a three-year fiscal plan. The capital spending will be used to build hospitals, schools, post-secondary facilities, transit...

Anti-union rhetoric doesn’t hold up

LMS Reinforcing Steel Group president and chief operating officer Norm Streu’s rhetoric is hard to swallow in his recent guest column in the Prince George Citizen on the provincial government’s new Community Benefits construction framework. Let’s...

Community Benefits Agreements and the facts

Paul de Jong’s pre-Christmas JOC op-ed against Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) wants to be all truth and light. Unfortunately, his arguments are just “alternative facts.” De Jong begins by misrepresenting Building Trades unions’ market share in work...