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We represent 25 local craft construction unions belonging to 13 international unions. Our 35,000 highly skilled members account for approximately 55 per cent of the non-residential construction labour force in B.C.

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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...

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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...

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Op-Ed

Duty to accommodate a human right

By Merrill O’Donnell - BCBT Advocate The duty to accommodate following a worker’s injury has caused longstanding confusion in labour-management relations in B.C. It is critically important for our members, building trades officers and contractors to realize that...

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National and local unions fighting opioid crisis

View From Ottawa - By Arlene Dunn - Chief Executive Officer for Canada’s Building Trades Unions The opioid dependency epidemic affects a disproportionate number of construction workers across Canada; that number is even more pronounced in the province of British...

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Tradetalk

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Summer 2019 Vol. 22 No. 2

In This Issue

  • LiUNA 1611 called to the boom
  • Putting communities first/challenging myths
  • Parental benefits for construction workers

 

The opioid crisis: words matter

People who work in Canada’s construction industry are impacted by problematic use of opioids. Treatment and recovery are possible, but stigma associated with opioid use can prevent people from getting help. Canada’s Building Trades Unions and Health Canada have teamed up to conquer stigma and get people the help they need.

Construction: the Last Frontier for Women

Less than five per cent of workers in the skilled construction trades are women, but Build TogetHER BC, the women’s committee of the BC Building Trades, is working to change that.

Use caution in the cone zone

You can replace the cone, but not the worker! It’s the responsibility of all of us to ensure the safety of workers in cone zones. 

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