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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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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...

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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...

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Op-Ed

Community Benefits Agreements and the facts

Paul de Jong’s pre-Christmas JOC op-ed against Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) wants to be all truth and light. Unfortunately, his arguments are just "alternative facts." De Jong begins by misrepresenting Building Trades unions’ market share in work related to...

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A Better Way To Manage B.C.’s Public Construction

B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claire Trevena offers a rebuttal to B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson’s criticism of the NDP approach to public construction. Special to Black Press. Opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson’s commentary on Community...

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Tradetalk

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Spring 2019 Vol. 22 No. 1

On the Cover

  • LNG industry in British Columbia
  • Community Benefits Agreement conference
  • BC Fed leadership change

 

April is Construction and Skilled Trades Month

Let’s celebrate the contributions that our 35,000 highly skilled members make building our roads, bridges, dams, schools, hospitals and homes every day in this province.

Day of Mourning

April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning. It’s a time for workers, families, employers and communities to come together at ceremonies across Canada and honour those who lost their lives in work-related incidents or occupational disease.

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.

WE ARE INVOLVED WITH WORTHWHILE CAMPAIGNS ACROSS THE REGION TO ENSURE ALL OUR MEMBERS ARE PRIMED FOR SUCCESS IN THE COMING YEARS

MEMBER RESOURCES

The BC Building Trades represents 35,000 highly skilled construction workers in British Columbia. Our members work in the industrial, commercial, institutional and residential sectors building our communities.

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ABOUT US

We represent 35,000 highly skilled construction workers in B.C., and we are part of a network of 500,000 unionized construction workers across Canada.

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