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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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Workers have boots on the ground at first CBA project

CBAs support our stated purpose: WE Build B.C. By David Hogben The first of thousands of construction workers — especially local people, First Nations and women — to be employed under B.C.’s new Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) put their tools to work in July...

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Construction Trades Fair 2019

Hey, tradespeople! Do you like to win door prizes, get free food and make connections that can build your career? If so, don’t miss Construction Trades Job Fair taking place in Burnaby on Saturday, Oct. 5. Organized by affiliate unions of the BC Building Trades...

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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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Tradetalk

Read the Latest Edition of TradeTalk

Fall 2019 Vol. 22 No. 3

In This Issue

  • When women rise, unions shine
  • B.C. tradeswomen building bridges in India
  • Workers have boots on the ground at first CBA project

 

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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