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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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Update on Federal Economic and Fiscal Snapshot

Jul 8, 2020

The Federal Government today, released an economic and fiscal snapshot. You can find the full report here. The projected deficit for 2020-21 is expected to rise to $343.2 billion from the…

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Union Training and Innovation Program – Call for Proposals

Jul 8, 2020

The Federal Government has announced they are investing $40 million over three years in the Union Training and Innovation Program (UTIP) and have launched two calls for proposals opening July 3,2020…

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CANADA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS SPEAK WITH PRIME MINISTER ON IMPORTANCE OF INFRASTRUCTURE SPEND TO STIMULATE ECONOMY

Jun 23, 2020

Today, leaders of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) participated in a call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to discuss the opportunities that exist to build apprenticeship capacity in the skilled trades;…

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