Media Releases

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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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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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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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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CBTU Launches Virtual Indigenous Training for the Construction Industry

Jun 18, 2020

Ahead of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) is pleased to announce the launch of Virtual Indigenous Training. Developed under the workforce development program, Build Together, this training…

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CANADA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS WELCOMES SEAN STRICKLAND AS CANADIAN DIRECTOR

Jun 11, 2020

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are pleased to announce that Sean Strickland has joined the CBTU as the new Executive Director, effective July 6, 2020. “North America’s Building Trades Unions are…

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CBTU Launches Virtual Recruitment and Assessment Project for Unionized Construction Industry

Jun 8, 2020

– Future Skills Centre Announces Support for Project to Attract Underrepresented Groups to Unionized Construction – Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) announced the launch of the Virtual Recruitment and Assessment Project…

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NORTH AMERICA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS CONTRIBUTE $3 MILLION TO DIABETES RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOUNDATION TO FUND CELL THERAPY FOR COVID-19

May 6, 2020

The monumental contribution will support novel research on the use of stem cells to treat patients with severe COVID-19   WASHINGTON – May 6, 2020 – Today, The Diabetes Research Institute…

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CANADA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS MARK DAY OF MOURNING – URGE GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE SAFETY MEASURES IN WAKE OF COVID-19

Apr 24, 2020

On April 28, over half a million members of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU), will observe a moment of silence at 11:00 AM, honouring the memory of those killed or injured…

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CANADA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS PLEASED WITH FEDERAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PENSION RELIEF

Apr 17, 2020

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are pleased with the Government of Canada’s announcement to provide relief on federally regulated pensions, in the form of a moratorium on solvency payment requirements for…

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