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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.

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WATT offers alternative pathway to electrical apprenticeship

December 29, 2020 DESPITE THE SHORTAGE OF workers, many of the most motivated candidates experience barriers to employment in the trades. In 2019, the Workplace Alternative Trades Training (WATT) program was created to reduce those barriers as a new pathway to...

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First Builders

December 28, 2020 IN CANADA, FIRST NATIONS' LONG PROUD HISTORY as ironworkers reaches back to the 1880s when men from the Iroquois Confederacy were hired to build the Victoria Bridge across the Saint Lawrence River for the Canadian Pacific Railway. In B.C., First...

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Op-Ed

A letter to our members about opioids

November 16, 2020 DEAR TRADESPEOPLE, It’s been a difficult few months of anxiety, loneliness, frustration and anger. COVID- 19 has changed our world. For weeks, even months, we have been told to isolate, to wear masks, to keep our distance from other people in an...

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Making the case for workers

October 27, 2020 ON MARCH 12, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and the world as we knew it changed. Almost immediately, the focus in the construction sector was on occupational health and safety protocols and personal protective...

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Tradetalk

TradeTalk Spring 2021

Read the Latest Edition of TradeTalk

Spring 2021 Vol. 24 No. 1

In This Issue

  • Apprenticeship Denied
  • All in the Family
  • COVID, Construction & the Classroom

 

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. 

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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The BC Building Trades represents 35,000 highly skilled construction workers in British Columbia. Our members work in the industrial, commercial, institutional and residential sectors building our communities.

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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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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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Our recent sheet metal level 4 graduate Troy Martell shares his career path to becoming a journeyperson!
Read Troy's story in the March ... issue of @smpartners magazine ⬇️
https://issuu.com/partnersinprogress/docs/pinp_mar2021_final/s/12091056

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