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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...

You’re hired!

About 200 people attended the first Construction Trades Job Fair on March 30. The event was put on by the Trades Opportunity Group, a committee of the BC Building Trades.That was music to the ears of many of the tradespeople who attended the first Construction Trades...

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...

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