Latest News

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Budget 2017 makes lifelong learning for a changing job market more affordable

Mar 29, 2017

Government of Canada to expand existing flexibilities within Employment Insurance to support adult learners and create a new organization for skills development TORONTO, March 28, 2017 /CNW/ – Budget 2017 is the next step in…

Read More

CBTU Applauds Government for a Budget that Supports the Middle Class

Mar 23, 2017

OTTAWA, March 23, 2017 /CNW/ – Canada’s Building Trades Unions are pleased with the continued support this government has demonstrated for middle class families in the 2017 budget, “Building a Strong…

Read More