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CBTU STATEMENT ON CANADA’S APPOINTED AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES

Mar 27, 2020

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) congratulate Canada’s newly-appointed Ambassador to the United States, Kirsten Hillman. The CBTU values the relationship with the Federal Government, and has worked with Ambassador Hillman, in…

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CBTU Urges Government to Support Construction Workers Amidst COVID-19

Mar 18, 2020

In the days, weeks, and possibly months ahead, workers will face critical decisions to stay at home, as suggested by the Government of Canada, the World Health Organization and many health…

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CBTU Initial Guidance on COVID-19

Mar 13, 2020

Initial Guidance on COVID-19 To date, COVID-19 has been characterized as a pandemic worldwide. In response to the construction industry’s questions regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the following are steps everyone should…

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CBTU Statement on COVID-19

Mar 13, 2020

Greetings, I am writing to keep you updated on the current status of the 2020 Canadian Conference. As you can imagine, we have been monitoring the situation associated with the outbreak…

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Enhancing Pre-Apprentice and Apprentice Training Tools Project

Mar 10, 2020

Canada’s Building Trades Unions, along with SkillPlan, BC Colleges and the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation, are pleased to announce the Enhancing Pre-Apprentice and Apprentice Training Tools Project.  Funded by the…

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International Women’s Day 2020: CBTU Statement

Mar 6, 2020

On March 8, Canada’s Building Trades Unions is proud to join the world in celebrating International Women’s Day. Across the country, Building Trades members are participating in women’s activism and events,…

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CBTU DISAPPOINTED BY TECK’S DECISION TO WITHDRAW FRONTIER OIL SANDS PROJECT APPLICATION

Feb 24, 2020

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are disappointed with the announcement that Teck Resources Ltd. has decided to withdraw its application to build the Frontier Project in Alberta. Despite the company’s significant…

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CBTU Addresses Committee on Bill C-4

Feb 19, 2020

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) Chairman of the Canadian Executive Board, Robert Kucheran, addressed the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade on Bill C-4, An Act to Implement the…

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CBTU Calls on Finance Minister to Commit to National Pharmacare Program

Feb 18, 2020

Over 170 national and provincial organizations have signed the joint Pharmacare Now Statement calling on all parties to work together to implement universal, public pharmacare within this government’s mandate. Canada’s Building…

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BC SUPREME COURT REFUSES TO HEAR CBA CHARTER CHALLENGE

Feb 5, 2020

The BC Building trades welcomes today’s BC Supreme Court ruling refusing to hear the charter challenge of B.C.’s Community Benefits Agreement construction framework. “What happened today is the BC Supreme Court…

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