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CBTU Statement on Canada’s Day of Mourning

APRIL 28th, 2024, Ottawa — The executive director of Canada’s Building Trades Unions, Sean Strickland, has issued a statement for Canada’s Day of Mourning urging workers and employers in the construction sector to “reflect upon our collective purpose, remember, acknowledge and offer our thoughts to those who have been injured, fallen ill or lost their

Canada’s Building Trades Unions welcomes Honda EV Announcement and Initial Discussions on Memorandum of Understanding

Ottawa, ON – Canada’s Building Trades Unions welcomes today’s announcement of a significant investment by Honda and the Government of Canada to secure the future of EV manufacturing in Canada, as the country transitions towards a net-zero economy. Canada’s Building Trades Unions are also pleased to enter into preliminary discussions with Honda to secure a

Statement on Budget 2024

Ottawa – Canada’s Building Trades Unions welcomes the introduction of Budget 2024 and the new measures introduced by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland. Budget 2024 includes new funding for existing measures to support skilled trades, new supports for net-zero technology investments, and measures which will help address the exploitation of workers.

Statement on Bill C-59 and the Investment Tax Credits

OTTAWA – Today, our Executive Director Sean Strickland provided testimony in front of the House of Commons on behalf of advancing Bill C-59. On behalf of our industry and our valued members, Sean spoke about the positive impact that the Investment Tax Credits will have on our sector, notably the impetus to pay good wages

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