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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...

New construction framework is great news for local workers

Date:  Monday, July 16, 2018 B.C. will benefit from public infrastructure projects like bridges and highways in innumerable ways, thanks to the new construction model unveiled by the provincial government today. B.C. will benefit from public infrastructure...

From Syria with Love

Date:  Wednesday, June 13, 2018 When Manhal Alkanakri, Abdulhafed Almagri, Ibrahim Alhariri and Rachid Anker fled war-torn Syria in 2016 to start a new life in Canada, they knew it wouldn’t be easy. They had to learn English. They had to find places to...

Community Benefits Agreements Creating Legacies for Communities

Date:  Friday, June 08, 2018 Let’s build B.C. better. That’s the consensus from the Community Benefits Coalition of BC, an alliance of labour and local companies who believe public infrastructure projects could do a better job of investing in...

Can the crisis in construction be averted?

Date:  Friday, April 20, 2018 The BC Building Trades continues to press for measures that ensure opportunities for women in trades, Indigenous communities; apprentices; and local hiring on public projects in B.C. By Joe Barrett and Corry Anderson-Fennell B.C., we...

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