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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.
June 16, 2021 CONSTRUCTION WORKERS are being urged to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as possible. The BC Building Trades supports the Faster, Together campaign, which is promoting acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to help speed...
June 7, 2021 PANDEMIC? WHAT PANDEMIC? COVID-19 hasn’t stopped the women’s committee of the BC Building Trades from continuing its good work. Build TogetHER awarded two $1,000 scholarships in January, thanks to the generosity of the BC Regional Council of Carpenters....
June 11, 2021 By Brynn Bourke & Melissa Chirino DO YOU WANT someone without training to work on the electrical wiring of your home, your child’s school, or the hospital in your community? Or how about the brakes on your car, or on the 18-wheeler behind you as you...
Executive Director’s Message – The big impact of all the little things that make our communities better
April 9, 2021 AFTER BEING WITH THE BUILDING TRADES for most of a decade, I’ve had the unique privilege of seeing what we can accomplish when we work together. There are many big things we do that make their way into the public; like the big infrastructure projects we...
Summer 2021 Vol. 24 No. 2
In This Issue
- Get Flushed Campaign
- Opioids take heavy, deadly toll
- Major projects update
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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