CBTU Statement on USMCA

Dec 12, 2019

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) has issued the following statement in response to the ratification of USMCA:


Canada’s Building Trades Unions congratulates the Government of Canada for the work done to ratify the USMCA. The amendments made will, we hope, ensure workers’ rights are protected, allow for a fair and swift arbitration process when it arises and ensure that higher environmental standards are adhered to.  As the full text of the USMCA deal becomes available, the CBTU will continue to monitor if and how this will affect the industries our members work in.


CBTU is committed to continuing to work closely with the federal government on ensuring workers and Canadian jobs are kept in the forefront, in any trade negotiation, while we continue to represent the voices of over half a million organized skilled trades members across Canada.