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Construction workers starting to see parental benefits

By Leslie Dyson Teamster member Ryan Verigan and his wife had their first child in February and he finished his work as a foreman at the John Hart Dam in March. “I’m looking forward to taking a couple of months off to enjoy my new family,” he said. Currently, EI is...

BCBT generally pleased with Labour Code amendments

The BC Building Trades is generally pleased with proposed amendments to the BC Labour Code announced this morning by Labour Minister Harry Bains. “We are pleased with many of the proposed amendments, and we thank the minister for initiating the first full review of...

Building Trades lauds changes to Employment Standards

The BC Building Trades applauds the BC Government for the changes to the Employment Standards Act proposed today. Introduced in the legislature this afternoon, the amendments include raising the age a child may work from 12 to 16 years, extending the time frame during...

You’re hired!

About 200 people attended the first Construction Trades Job Fair on March 30. The event was put on by the Trades Opportunity Group, a committee of the BC Building Trades.That was music to the ears of many of the tradespeople who attended the first Construction Trades...

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 and...

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