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Modernizing toilet facilities in construction long overdue

April 21, 2021 EVERYBODY DOES IT, but only construction workers are expected to do it in a filthy portable toilet. “We’re talking about the sanitation practices for workers on construction sites,” said Brynn Bourke, interim executive director for BCBT. “The time has...

Vast majority of British Columbians support compulsory trades

March 16, 2021 A NEW SURVEY FINDS that most British Columbians support compulsory certification of the skilled trades and believe certification will make the construction industry safer. “This poll demonstrates that British Columbians overwhelmingly support a return...

WATT offers alternative pathway to electrical apprenticeship

December 29, 2020 DESPITE THE SHORTAGE OF workers, many of the most motivated candidates experience barriers to employment in the trades. In 2019, the Workplace Alternative Trades Training (WATT) program was created to reduce those barriers as a new pathway to...

First Builders

December 28, 2020 IN CANADA, FIRST NATIONS' LONG PROUD HISTORY as ironworkers reaches back to the 1880s when men from the Iroquois Confederacy were hired to build the Victoria Bridge across the Saint Lawrence River for the Canadian Pacific Railway. In B.C., First...

NDP’s re-election is a victory for construction workers

December 3, 2020 THIS FALL, BRITISH COLUMBIANS WENT TO THE POLLS AND OVERWHELMINGLY RE-ELECTED THE BC NDP. This election was important in many ways. First and foremost, it was conducted during a pandemic. While this changed how British Columbians voted (mail-in...

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