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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.
January 25, 2023 FROM THE DAY THE BIG RED BARGE washed up on Sunset Beach in the midst of raging storms last winter, it captured a special place in the collective minds of Metro Vancouver residents. The barge was a tourist attraction. It was called a living monument...
January 5, 2023 When B.C. Premier John Horgan gave his final speech at the BC Building Trades 50th annual convention in October, it was clear that this was a man with high regard for the province’s unionized construction workers. The warmth and camaraderie were...
January 18, 2023 IN EARLY OCTOBER, affiliates of the BC Building Trades and their delegates met at our 50th Annual Constitutional Convention and annual general meeting in Victoria, B.C. The event was well attended, and we had several guest speakers who addressed the...
December 13, 2022 FOR TOO MANY YOUNG people, the option of pursuing a career in the skilled trades is never offered. They simply don’t know about the opportunities that exist. We’re on a mission to change that by reaching out to as many prospective apprentices as we...
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Winter 2022 Vol. 25 No. 4
In this issue
- Best Premier Construction Workers Ever Had
- Apprenticeship Issue
- Deconstructing the Barge
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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