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CBTU Letter to Federal Leaders

Oct 15, 2019

On behalf of Building Trades members, we have sent a letter to leaders of the main political parties, to ask them where they stand and to support our members who build…

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CBTU Takes a Look at Party Platforms

Oct 11, 2019

The federal election is set for October 21st, and is quickly approaching. Every election, political parties release policies in various categories that Canadians want to know about, in order to gain…

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Labour Day: WE COUNT!

Aug 30, 2019

For many, Labour Day marks the end of summer and, like the school bell signals back to routines and homework for kids, it’s also a good reminder of the important work…

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NB Building Trades Call for Inquiry on Caraquet Shipyard

Aug 28, 2019

The New Brunswick Building Trades Unions are perplexed by Groupe Ocean’s claim that there is a shortage of qualified Electricians in the Province of New Brunswick. Further, using this as justification…

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TODAY: Building Safer Trades Initiative Launches

Aug 28, 2019

Building Safer Trades in Saskatchewan: New, Free Training Program Breaks Down Barriers for Indigenous Youth – Saskatchewan Building Trades and Saskatchewan Safety Council team up to provide free practical safety training…

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Canadian Building Trades call on Federal Government to develop new industrial strategies

Aug 22, 2019

(Français) Canada’s Building Trades Unions proudly recruit, train and support over half a million skilled trades workers across Canada.

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Saskatchewan Building Trades Launch Building Safer Trades Initiative

Aug 19, 2019

The Saskatchewan Safety Council and Saskatchewan Building Trades are working together on a joint project. The Building Safer Trades initiative provides free practical safety training and information on union trades for…

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CBTU Response to Federal Government’s Request for Comments on Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Jul 24, 2019

Recently, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) requested written comments from all interested parties on a proposal to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection…

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Happy Canada Day from Canada’s Building Trades Unions!

Jun 28, 2019

Each July 1st, Canadians across the country and around the world celebrate our history, culture and achievements. As the Director of Canada’s Building Trades Unions, I want to take this opportunity to…

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CBTU Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day and Recommits to Honouring Truth and Reconciliation Report

Jun 21, 2019

In June 2009, the Government of Canada declared the month of June National Indigenous Month; prior to that, June 21 was designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day. Both provide an opportunity…

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