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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...

BCBT women's committee welcomes transgender members

Date:  Sunday, December 16, 2018 The women’s caucus of the BC Building Trades has become the first chapter in Canada to welcome transgender people to its membership. Known as Build TogetHER, the caucus has opened its doors to all members in good standing of...

What women want: Equality

Date:  Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Women belong in the trades. Period. By Corry Anderson-Fennell BCBT Director of Communications When someone tells Sandra Brynjolfson she can’t do something, they are most often wrong. Take, for example, her career as an...

Tuition waivers – Union training more accessible

Date:  Tuesday, October 16, 2018 There weren’t a lot of dry eyes in the audience by the time Danny Gaspard finished telling his story during a press conference with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. By Corry Anderson-Fennell BCBT...

Construction? Yes, it's women's work

Date:  Tuesday, October 09, 2018 If you think construction isn’t women’s work, you’d be wrong. In fact, not only are women building the nation through careers in the skilled trades, they are industry leaders. “I can’t think of a more...

BC Building Trades welcomes investment in LNG

Date:  Tuesday, October 02, 2018 The BC Building Trades welcomes LNG Canada’s final investment decision on the $40 billion liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, B.C., and congratulates the NDP provincial government on ushering in the single largest...

Statement on constitutional challenge of CBA framework

Date:  Monday, August 27, 2018 Several business groups have filed a petition in BC Supreme Court today to have the court declare the “Building Trades only” requirement in the new Community Benefits framework a Charter infringement. This action reeks...

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