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CBTU Hosts Virtual Indigenous Training for Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

Jan 21, 2021

This week, Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) delivered Virtual Indigenous Training to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum. Developed under the workforce development program, Build Together, this training…

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CBTU Statement on Cancellation of Keystone XL

Jan 21, 2021

Today, Canada’s Building Trades Unions released the following statement from Executive Director, Sean Strickland, on the cancellation of the Keystone XL Project by the incoming Biden Administration.   “Canada’s Building Trades…

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NORTH AMERICA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS SIGN WITH TC ENERGY TO MAKE KEYSTONE XL FIRST PIPELINE FULLY POWERED BY RENEWABLE ENERGY

Jan 18, 2021

– TC Energy to create Green Energy Training Fund to increase training on renewables for Building Trades Workers – Washington – January 17, 2021 – Today, North America’s Building Trades Unions…

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CANADA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS STATEMENT ON THRONE SPEECH

Sep 23, 2020

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are pleased with the focus on jobs in today’s Throne Speech, paving the way for a fair recovery for all Canadians. “Canada’s Building Trades Unions applaud…

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Investing in Infrastructure Must Mean Investing in Canadians

Sep 22, 2020

The economic impact of COVID-19 has disproportionately affected women, younger workers, and racialized Canadians. Often characterized as the “she-cession”, the overall negative economic impacts of the pandemic have been unequal. If left…

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Community Benefits Agreements

Sep 21, 2020

Canada is facing unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. CBTU is committed to continue working on building the critical infrastructure necessary to keep Canadians healthy and our economy strong. We recognize…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions call on Federal Government to Support Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

Sep 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on considerable challenges to the Canadian economy. One of the areas that needs urgent support, is the oil and gas industry, specifically the offshore oil and…

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CBTU Wishes All Workers Happy Labour Day!

Sep 4, 2020

This Labour Day, on behalf of Canada’s Building Trades Unions, I want to thank the 600,000 skilled trades workers that belong to our 14 affiliated unions. From the onset of the…

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Labour Day Celebrates Agreement Between the Ottawa Hospital and the Building and Construction Trade Unions — Ottawa’s Newest Hospital Launches Next Phase of Development

Sep 3, 2020

OTTAWA — A historic partnership — between the Building and Construction Trade Unions of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec (BTC) and The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) — was struck in commemoration of…

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