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BC Building Trades names Brynn Bourke executive director

November 2, 2021 THE BC BUILDING TRADES is thrilled to announce the appointment of Brynn Bourke to the position of executive director of the 40,000-member organization. Bourke is the first woman to lead the council in its more than 50-year history. “After an...

Camp Jubilee has been one of labour’s best-kept secrets for 84 years

November 1, 2021 CAMP JUBILEE has been described as one of labour’s best kept secrets. The camp was founded in 1936 by the Workers’ Unity League, as a place where all children – not just those who could afford it – could go to summer camp. The Women’s Auxiliary was...

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29, 2021 OUR OFFICE will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 30 to observe Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Our members are strongly encouraged to learn about the horrific legacy of residential schools in British Columbia and Canada, and to...

BC Building Trades launches virtual trades training campus

September 27, 2021 TODAY MARKS THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF the College of the BC Building Trades, a one-stop shop to explore, start, build and advance careers in the lucrative B.C. construction sector. “We have more than a dozen training schools across the province, and...

From the Ledge – Some relief for workers struggling during pandemic

August 10, 2021 THIS SPRING, YOUR Tradetalk team got a “virtual” front row seat to the B.C. Budget Day lockup. Budget 2021 had a lot to offer British Columbians who are struggling through this pandemic. The BC NDP delivered a $64.3 billion budget that included $26.4...

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