Media Releases

NORTH AMERICA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS CONTRIBUTE $3 MILLION TO DIABETES RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOUNDATION TO FUND CELL THERAPY FOR COVID-19

May 6, 2020

The monumental contribution will support novel research on the use of stem cells to treat patients with severe COVID-19   WASHINGTON – May 6, 2020 – Today, The Diabetes Research Institute…

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CANADA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS MARK DAY OF MOURNING – URGE GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE SAFETY MEASURES IN WAKE OF COVID-19

Apr 24, 2020

On April 28, over half a million members of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU), will observe a moment of silence at 11:00 AM, honouring the memory of those killed or injured…

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CANADA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS PLEASED WITH FEDERAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PENSION RELIEF

Apr 17, 2020

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are pleased with the Government of Canada’s announcement to provide relief on federally regulated pensions, in the form of a moratorium on solvency payment requirements for…

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CANADA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS SPEAK WITH MINISTER QUALTROUGH TO DISCUSS BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES FOR WORKERS

Apr 9, 2020

Leaders of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) participated in a call with the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, to discuss the impact the COVID-19 crisis…

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CANADA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS EASTER MESSAGE

Apr 9, 2020

“As we head into the long weekend, Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) recognize those that will celebrate Easter, Passover or Ramadan; religious holidays usually marked by gathering with family and friends….

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CANADA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS SPEAK WITH MINISTER OF INFRASTRUCTURE TO DISCUSS IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON WORKERS

Apr 3, 2020

Leaders of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) participated in a call with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, to discuss the impact the COVID-19 crisis is having on…

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CANADA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS PLEASED WITH KEYSTONE XL ANNOUNCEMENT

Apr 1, 2020

Canada’s Building Trades Unions are pleased with the announcement from TC Energy Corp. stating that construction will proceed on the Keystone XL pipeline project. “At a time of uncertainty, the positive…

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CANADA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS SPEAK WITH MINISTER OF LABOUR TO DISCUSS MEMBER CONCERNS AROUND COVID-19

Apr 1, 2020

Leaders of Canada’s Building Trades Unions participated in a call with the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour, to reiterate the need for strong health and safety measures in place on…

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BUILDING TRADE UNION MEMBERS DONATE MASKS TO SUPPORT FRONTLINE WORKERS AGAINST COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020

Canada is facing an unprecedented time with the spread of COVID-19 putting extreme strains on our health care system and supplies. Canada’s Building Trades Unions has announced a partnership with the…

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