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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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WCB changes restore balance, protect injured workers

July 14, 2020 Changes to the Workers Compensation Act introduced today by the BC NDP government put injured workers first for the first time in two decades. “Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in B.C. and the men and women who work in this industry...

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The Last Surviving Ironworker

June 17, 2020 Lou Lessard, 91, shares his memories of that fateful day, June 17, 1958, when the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge collapsed. This video from Ironworkers Local 97 combines new and archival footage to show why we must...

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Op-Ed

It shouldn’t take a crisis to create a safe workplace

May 18, 2020 By Andrew Mercier, Executive Director With the public debate focused on the question of dialling-up our economy in these trying times, it is important that we do not forget the important role of workplace safety enforcement going forward. Construction is...

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CBA Court Challenge Was Much Ado About Nothing

February 28, 2020 By Andrew Mercier, Executive Director Members of the BC Building Trades are in for a busy 2020. LNG Canada, the Coastal GasLink pipeline, Site C, the Trans Mountain pipeline and the ongoing upgrades at YVR all require a steady supply of skilled,...

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Tradetalk

TradeTalk Summer 2020

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Summer 2020 Vol. 23 No. 2

In This Issue

  • Construction in the time of COVID-19
  • Unions lead pandemic response
  • Construction key to economic revival

 

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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