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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.
TRADING A HELMET FOR A HARD HAT – Building Trades program helps Canadian veterans find rewarding careers in the skilled trades
August 12, 2021 “EVERYTHING IN THE ARMY IS GIVEN TO YOU,” says Canadian Armed Forces veteran Logan Minty. “We go to bed at the same time every night. We eat at these times. We work out at these times. When you get out – you’re on your own. It’s a big adjustment not...
August 10, 2021 THIS SPRING, YOUR Tradetalk team got a “virtual” front row seat to the B.C. Budget Day lockup. Budget 2021 had a lot to offer British Columbians who are struggling through this pandemic. The BC NDP delivered a $64.3 billion budget that included $26.4...
July 13, 2021 OUR FORMER president of the BC Building Trades Council, Lee Loftus, was a prized member of the workers’ representatives on the Policy, Practice and Consultative Committee (PPCC) for many years. The PPCC consists of two Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB)...
June 21, 2021 WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, family dinners seemed to last forever. It wasn’t because it took that long to chew through the plate of half meat, half starch and half butter that you just don’t see today. And it wasn’t because there was a pile of dishes waiting...
Fall 2021 Vol. 24 No. 3
In This Issue
- Certification of skilled trades announced
- Program exploits foreign workers
- A camp for working class kids
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.
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