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WELCOME TO THE BC BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL
We represent 25 local craft construction unions belonging to 13 international unions. Our 40,000 highly skilled members account for approximately 55 per cent of the non-residential construction labour force in B.C.
COVID, Construction & the Classroom – Union training schools drastically redefined how they delivered education
April 1, 2021 WHEN COVID STRUCK IN MARCH 2020 and construction was deemed an essential service, it was quite a shock for those in trades training. Program coordinators had to be quickon their feet to keep apprentices moving forward. Paddy Byrne, director of training...
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...
February 2, 2021 THE CONSTRUCTION industry, early on, was deemed essential in most areas in Canada and contractors and tradespeople have adapted extremely well to ensure the health and safety of all workers while continuing to build and maintain vital infrastructure....
January 11, 2021 MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ARE PROVIDED FREE TO MEMBERS If you work in construction, you may often feel like you are under a lot of pressure; it’s natural to feel stressed or anxious. But if you become overwhelmed by these feelings on a regular basis,...
Spring 2021 Vol. 24 No. 1
In This Issue
- Apprenticeship Denied
- All in the Family
- COVID, Construction & the Classroom
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.
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
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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.
Members of a BC Building Trades union have access to health and welfare plans, pension plans, and mental health & addiction services.
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