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Labour Day Message

Sep 3, 2016

Our Labour Day message has been on a variety of themes over the last few years. We would like to think that those themes were pretty important and related to you,…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions applaud Energy East for Historic MOU

Jul 14, 2016

OTTAWA, July 14, 2016 /CNW/ – Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) welcomes TransCanada’s signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Pipeline Contractors Association of Canada and the Pipeline Crafts. With this MOU, TransCanada demonstrates its commitment…

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Unions support bill on registry for occupational disease

Jun 28, 2016

(Canadian OH&S News) — Bill C-292, an Act to amend the Canada Labour Code(occupational-disease and accident registry), passed its first reading in the House of Commons in Ottawa on June 14. The…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions are pleased to support Bill C-292

Jun 15, 2016

Canada Newswire OTTAWA, June 15, 2016 /CNW/ – Canada’s Building Trades Unions are pleased to support Bill C-292, an Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (occupational disease and accident registry) by MP Sheri Benson (Saskatoon West)….

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Construction Union seeks alternative to Leap Manifesto

May 27, 2016

One of Canada’s largest construction unions is considering an energy transition plan that it hopes will be an alternative to the Leap Manifesto. “The Leap Manifesto is neither prudent nor practical,” reads…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions pleased with NEB conditional approval for TransMountain Project

May 20, 2016

OTTAWA, May 19, 2016 /CNW/ – Canada’s Building Trades Unions pleased with NEB conditional approval for TransMountain Project/ OTTAWA, May 19, 2016 /CNW/ – Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) welcomes the National Energy Board’s…

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Government moving to ban asbestos, says PM Justin Trudeau

May 11, 2016

Article by Monique Muise, National Online Journalist, Politics  Global News A nation-wide ban on asbestos is coming, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed this week. Speaking at Canada’s building trades union policy conference in Ottawa…

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2016 Policy Conference – “Investing in our Future: Building on the Best”

May 9, 2016

Ottawa Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are hosting their annual Conference May 9th-11th, 2016 in Ottawa, ON.  More than 300 leaders from the construction industry, labour organizations, and the purchasers of construction services from across Canada and the…

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Canada’s Heat and Frost Insulators Mark National Day of Mourning With Call for a Comprehensive Ban on Asbestos

Apr 28, 2016

TORONTO, ON (Marketwired – April 28, 2016) – Today, on the National Day of Mourning for workers killed, injured or made ill on the job, the union representing Canada’s Heat and Frost…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions endorse maternal leave proposal

Apr 27, 2016

Several trade organizations have endorsed a private member’s bill advocating for pregnant women working in skilled trades to have access to maternity benefits sooner because it would eliminate barriers for women…

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