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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...

Video counselling can help remote clients

By Jason McBain Qualified BC Building Trades members can get counselling support even if they’re working in construction camps or living outside the Lower Mainland. The Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan program is designed to provide mental health and...

Construction workers starting to see parental benefits

A step toward justice has been taken in the death of 24-year-old construction worker Sam Fitzpatrick. The BC Building Trades lauds the charges of criminal negligence filed today against Peter Kiewit Sons and two of the construction company’s managers in the death of...

BCBT generally pleased with Labour Code amendments

Keep doing what you’re doing. That was the message from Sean McGarvey, president of North America’s Building Trades Unions, to delegates and guests at the BC Building Trades convention in Victoria recently. “The training and apprenticeship system in British Columbia...

Building Trades lauds changes to Employment Standards

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...

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