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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

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...

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