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Energy East Pipeline Project – Canada’s Building Trades Unions

Oct 5, 2017

OTTAWA, Oct. 5, 2017 /CNW/ – The failure of the Energy East Pipeline Project could not come at a worse time for those people who make a living in the construction…

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Clean Energy Transition Could Create 4 Million Canadian Construction Jobs: Report

Aug 16, 2017

The construction industry has a big role to play as Canada aims to meet to its commitment to the Paris climate agreement and transition to a greener economy, according to a…

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Bloomberg BNA article: Canada: Developing Policy for Pregnant Workers in Dangerous Jobs

Jul 18, 2017

From the article: Cases like Ballard’s are infrequent but happen often enough to constitute a significant barrier to women seeking construction careers, Bob Blakely, operating officer for Canada’s Building Trades Unions,…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions launches new campaign called Stronger with Labour

Jun 29, 2017

Canada’s Building Trades Unions are organizing an “online army” to let anti-union forces know that we’re fighting back against their attacks on labour legislation, workplace safety standards, and fair bargaining for…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions resolve to work with Indigenous communities in new initiative

May 17, 2017

OTTAWA, May 17, 2017 /CNW/ – Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) resolved today to provide career opportunities in the skilled construction trades for underrepresented segments of the population including First Nations,…

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Apprentices get help with training and getting certified thanks to new Government of Canada Union Training and Innovation Program

May 16, 2017

GATINEAU, QC, May 15, 2017 /CNW/ – Giving every Canadian a real and fair chance at success means helping them get the skills and training they need to get good jobs, earn…

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2017 Legislative Conference – “Standing Together” & Unveiling of Canadian Building Trades Monument

May 13, 2017

OTTAWA, May 12, 2017 /CNW/ – Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are hosting their annual Conference May 15th-16th, 2017 in Gatineau, QC. The conference will culminate with the much anticipated unveiling…

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Ontario IBEW member wins CBTU Song Contest

May 10, 2017

Kitchener-Waterloo’s Marion Brown has been announced as the winner of Canada’s Building Trades Unions’ song and poem contest. Marion will be performing her original song, “Standing Together”, live onstage at the…

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CBTU Supports Minister Hadju’s Challenge to Senate Amendments of C-4

May 9, 2017

OTTAWA, May 8, 2017 /CNW/ – Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) support the motion to reject the Senate’s amendments to Bill C-4, tabled by the Honorable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development…

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