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Sheet Metal Workers bring in radical changes to training

By M. Malatesta   In the rapidly changing construction industry, building trades affiliates are continually upgrading and modernizing their training and apprenticeship programs and schools to meet new challenges. The Sheet Metal Workers Local 280 has undertaken...

When women rise, unions shine

By Corry Anderson-Fennell - BCBT Communications Director When Angeline Camille decided to become an electrician, one of the first people she told about her new career path was her grandmother. Grandma had some sage words of advice for her granddaughter: “Always...

Workers have boots on the ground at first CBA project

CBAs support our stated purpose: WE Build B.C. By David Hogben The first of thousands of construction workers — especially local people, First Nations and women — to be employed under B.C.’s new Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) put their tools to work in July...

Construction Trades Fair 2019

Hey, tradespeople! Do you like to win door prizes, get free food and make connections that can build your career? If so, don’t miss Construction Trades Job Fair taking place in Burnaby on Saturday, Oct. 5. Organized by affiliate unions of the BC Building Trades...

B.C. tradeswomen building bridges in India

Canadian and U.S. tradeswomen off to India By Corry Anderson-Fennell Tradeswomen build bridges – both literally and figuratively. This November, they’ll be doing both during the 2019 Building Bridges Tradeswomen’s Delegation to India. “We will be meeting with workers,...

Not voting gives more power to those who do

Are you thinking about not voting? By Lon Roberts “If you’re not planning to vote, what are you going to do instead?” asks Kendra Strauss from the SFU Labour Studies Department. “People feel frustrated and there is the temptation not to vote,” said said. “It’s an...

Happy Labour Day, everyone!

Happy Labour Day, everyone! By Tom Sigurdson Executive Director, BC Building Trades For many of us, Labour Day traditionally signals an end to those lazy, hazy days of summer and the beginning of cooler temperatures, shorter evenings and more golden leaves on the...

Annual BCBT golf tourney raises more than $40,000 for charity

The UBC Centre for Research in Childhood Diabetes and Variety the Children’s Charity will share in more than $40,000 raised at this year’s BC Building Trades golf tournament. “It was our most successful fundraising tourney ever,” says Nancy Antolcic, owner of Nancy...

IBEW Local 230 partners with HeroWork

By Cory McGregor Business Representative,  International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 230 HeroWork was originally created to improve the state of buildings that house charities.  For years, the charitable sector has faced increased demand and decreased...

CBAs put communities first and challenge corporate myths

By M. Malatesta Construction workers and many local communities are looking with hope to the B.C. government’s new Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) program for long-term improvements in the economy and work opportunities. As public construction projects move into...

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