COVID-19 – CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

COVID-19 – CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 globally, Construction Labour Relations (CLR) and the BC Building Trades (BCBT) are proactively trying to limit the spread of infection in the workplace. Our shared priority is the health, safety and welfare of our 35,000 members...

A Real Life Ironman

Christopher Henry was planning to end his life. “I was going to commit suicide,” said Henry* matter-of-factly. A journeyperson reinforcing ironworker with some 30 years’ experience, Henry had arrived at what felt like the lowest point in his life. Three years earlier,...

CBA Court Challenge Was Much Ado About Nothing

By Andrew Mercier, Executive Director – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE – MEMBERS OF THE BC BUILDING TRADES are in for a busy 2020. LNG Canada, the Coastal GasLink pipeline, Site C, the Trans Mountain pipeline and the ongoing upgrades at YVR all require a...
IBEW Fighting For Fairness

IBEW Fighting For Fairness

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 213 ON STRIKE AGAINST LEDCOR FIGHTING FOR A FIRST CONTRACT in a non-union-dominated industry takes determination — especially when federal labour law stacks the deck in favour of anti-union employers. Striking members of the International Brotherhood...