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A Holiday Message from Robert Blakely

Dec 24, 2018

Greetings and best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season! Looking back over the year we’ve had, the men and women of the Building Trades have put their craft to…

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CBTU Statement on Liberal Government’s Fall Fiscal Update

Nov 26, 2018

Ottawa, ON – Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) is pleased with the move to harmonize national Building Codes, an announcement included in Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s Fall Fiscal update made on…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions Statement on Remembrance Day

Nov 11, 2018

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) across the country will host and participate in a number of ceremonies honouring Remembrance Day. “November 11 provides us as Canadians, a reminder to thank those…

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Saskatchewan Contractors and Building Trades team up to promote Diversity and Inclusion

Nov 9, 2018

– Inclusion Manager appointed to expand Build Together Initiative – Regina, SK –Lyle Daniels is no stranger to overcoming barriers, and his new position as Inclusion Manager for Build Together Saskatchewan…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions Congratulate the Federal Government on USMCA

Oct 22, 2018

The Government of Canada has negotiated hard and struck a deal that’s good for Canadian workers in the renegotiated United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA). Canada’s Building Trades Unions…

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Canada Completes Long Road to Asbestos Ban Regulation: Pivotal to halt use in products, stop exposure

Oct 19, 2018

The use of asbestos and asbestos containing products will no longer be permitted in Canada as of December 30, 2018 under regulations passed today by the Canadian government. Canada now joins…

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Prime Minister Met with Leaders of Canada’s Building Trades Unions to Talk Infrastructure and Apprenticeships

Oct 16, 2018

Ottawa, ON – Leaders of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister Patty Hajdu and Parliamentary Secretary Rodger Cuzner to discuss issues that matter most to…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions Applaud First Responders at Irving Oil Incident

Oct 10, 2018

Over the weekend, a fire stemming from an explosion occurred at the Irving Oil Refinery, sending some workers to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Canada’s Building Trades Unions wish those workers who…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions’ Canadian Operating Officer Releases Labour Day Message

Aug 31, 2018

Labour Day is a very significant day on the calendar; it is our day, the day of rest that our work and our contribution to society have earned.  Labour Day is…

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Our union members create clean energy at Keeyask Hydroelectric Generating Station

Aug 7, 2018

First water through the gates at the Keeyask site, where our members have been working hard to bring clean energy to North America. A task force of over 2500 trades, support…

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