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BC Building Trades

18% of Site C Workers not from BC

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BC Hydro recently released employment statistics for the Site C project for November 2016. The report reveals 18% of workers, which equals 246, on the project were from outside BC.

“This is simply unacceptable,” said Tom Sigurdson, Executive Director for the BC Building Trades. “There are thousands of skilled and qualified British Columbians available and ready to work on this project. Instead, BC Hydro has allowed contractors to … (read more)

Canada’s Building Trades Unions Welcome Pipeline Announcement

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OTTAWA, Nov. 29, 2016 /CNW/ – Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) welcomes the announcement of approval of two major pipeline projects by the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau.

Skilled trades people and Canada’s economy depend on major resource projects for sustained prosperity. This announcement means increased certainty for employment prospects for our members in the coming years in Alberta and beyond. Pipelines don’t mean temporary construction jobs, they mean generational jobs at both ends of the line.

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Canada Revenue Agency to Crack Down on Underground Economy Companies

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Many of our members have seen signs of the ‘underground economy’ at construction sites across BC, be it in Vancouver or Surrey but also now increasingly in smaller communities.  This article highlights a long-overdue effort by the  Canada Revenue Agency to investigate and crack down on construction companies that don’t play by the rules when it comes to paying their fair share of taxes, following regulations, or treating employees fairly.

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