Media Releases

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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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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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…

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New! Call for Song or Poem – Canadian Building Trades Monument

Mar 3, 2017

  Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) is seeking an original song or poem that celebrates Canadian tradeswomen and men, to be performed at the unveiling of the Canadian Building Trades Monument…

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Saskatchewan Building Trades Working with Indigenous People

Feb 23, 2017

The Saskatchewan Building Trades have recently adopted a new vision statement to direct and support on-going relationships with Indigenous people, governments and communities in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Building Trades has been…

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CBTU letter to Minister Morneau urging against the taxation of Private Health & Dental Benefits

Feb 1, 2017

      Pdf version: 20170112 hon morneau letter final

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CBTU applaud the Government of Canada’s announcement of a Comprehensive Ban on Asbestos

Dec 15, 2016

OTTAWA, Dec. 15, 2016 /CNW/ – Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are very pleased with the Government’s announcement of its whole-of-government approach to ban the manufacture, use, import and export of asbestos in Canada. Bob Blakely,…

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CBTU offers opportunity for Forum for Young Canadians to Union family members – Apply now!

Dec 15, 2016

As part of our ongoing commitment to member service and value, CBTU has negotiated a sponsorship for 3 CBTU family member children to take part in an important initiative for High…

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