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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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Statement on the fatal Kelowna crane collapse

July 13, 2021 OUR HEARTS go out to the workers, their families and all the people of Kelowna whose lives have been forever impacted by the tragic crane collapse at a construction site on Monday. Every worker has the right and the expectation to return home to their...

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Major Projects Update

July 9, 2021 WHERE OUR MEMBERS ARE WORKING Site C The construction of Site C has reached the halfway mark, with work continuing on the powerhouse construction, building up of cofferdams, excavation, drainage features, and other aspects such as highway realignment....

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Op-Ed

A Message from CBTU – Plenty missing from federal budget

July 21, 2021 WHAT THE LEGACY IMPACT of COVID-19 will be is hard to envision, when we are still deep within the crisis. At the time of putting pen to paper, Ontario and Nova Scotia are both in lockdown, Alberta is experiencing soaring cases, and across the country,...

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Workers Advocate’s Message – Chronic pain: a painful story

July 13, 2021 OUR FORMER president of the BC Building Trades Council, Lee Loftus, was a prized member of the workers’ representatives on the Policy, Practice and Consultative Committee (PPCC) for  many years. The PPCC consists of two Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB)...

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Tradetalk

TradeTalk Summer 2021

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Summer 2021 Vol. 24 No. 2

In This Issue

  • Get Flushed Campaign
  • Opioids take heavy, deadly toll
  • Major projects update

 

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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