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Jun 04, 2018, 10:18 ET Canada's Building Trades Unions Stands by the Government of Canada on Tariff Retaliation

OTTAWA, June 4, 2018 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions are fully supportive of the Government of Canada's response to U.S. President Trump's recent decision to impose tariffs on steel and...


May 29, 2018, 16:30 ET Government of Canada steps up for National Interest

OTTAWA, May 29, 2018 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada has stepped up for one of Canada's major industries --- this is a nation building exercise of the highest order. It parallels the recent bailout...


May 03, 2018, 11:30 ET Canada's Building Trades Unions Showing Leadership on Important Issues at this Year's Legislative Conference

OTTAWA, May 3, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are hosting their annual legislative conference from May 7th to the 9th in Gatineau, Quebec. Approximately 400 leaders from the...


Apr 10, 2018, 13:00 ET Canadian Building Trades Unions Calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to Bring Stakeholders to the Table

OTTAWA, April 10, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Building Trades Unions are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to hold an emergency meeting by bringing the Kinder Morgan Pipeline stakeholders to the ...


Feb 28, 2018, 15:00 ET Canadian Building Trades Union Applauds Trudeau Government for Focusing on Construction Trades

OTTAWA, Feb. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Building Trades Union applauds the Trudeau Government's third budget as it supports many important initiatives with the construction trade sector. "When the ...


Feb 13, 2018, 15:00 ET Media statement - Canadian Building Trades Unions Comments on Regulatory Failure Surrounding Energy Projects

OTTAWA, Feb. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Canadian Building Trades Unions (CBTU) is comprised of over half a million Canadians, the men and women of the skilled trades, people who make their living, support...


Feb 08, 2018, 11:00 ET So Why Does the Union Care??

OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2018 /CNW/ -The Aecon Group (Aecon) is an iconic Canadian construction firm that works across the country and has completed some of its biggest and most complex projects. It employs...


Oct 05, 2017, 10:30 ET Energy East Pipeline Project - Canada's Building Trades Unions

OTTAWA, Oct. 5, 2017 /CNW/ - The failure of the Energy East Pipeline Project could not come at a worse time for those people who make a living in the construction and maintenance industries in Canada ...


Jun 16, 2017, 12:54 ET Canada's Ratification of ILO Convention 98 (Right to Collective Bargaining)

OTTAWA, June 16, 2017 /CNW/ - This week has been a very good week for working people in Canada. First Canada, by way of the Labour Minister Patti Hadju, agreed to ratify Convention 98 at the ILO. The ...


May 17, 2017, 07:30 ET Canada's Building Trades Unions resolve to work with Indigenous communities in new initiative

OTTAWA, May 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) resolved today to provide career opportunities in the skilled construction trades for underrepresented segments of the population...


May 15, 2017, 17:04 ET CBTU is proud to unveil the Canadian Building Trades Monument and bequeath it to the people of Canada

OTTAWA, May 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are pleased to host the much anticipated unveiling of the Canadian Building Trades Monument in Major's Hill Park in Ottawa, ON at...


May 12, 2017, 16:30 ET 2017 Legislative Conference - "Standing Together" & Unveiling of Canadian Building Trades Monument

OTTAWA, May 12, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are hosting their annual Conference May 15th-16th, 2017 in Gatineau, QC. The conference will culminate with the much anticipated...


May 08, 2017, 07:30 ET CBTU Supports Minister Hadju's Challenge to Senate Amendments of C-4

OTTAWA, May 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) support the motion to reject the Senate's amendments to Bill C-4, tabled by the Honorable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment,...


Mar 23, 2017, 07:00 ET CBTU Applauds Government for a Budget that Supports the Middle Class

OTTAWA, March 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions are pleased with the continued support this government has demonstrated for middle class families in the 2017 budget, "Building a Strong ...


Dec 15, 2016, 08:54 ET Canada's Building Trades Unions applaud the Government of Canada's announcement of a Comprehensive Ban on Asbestos

OTTAWA, Dec. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are very pleased with the Government's announcement of its whole-of-government approach to ban the manufacture, use, import and...


Nov 29, 2016, 18:33 ET Canada's Building Trades Unions welcomes pipeline announcement

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...


Oct 20, 2016, 16:07 ET CBTU applauds the passage of Bill C-4 through the House of Commons

OTTAWA, Oct. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are very pleased with the successful passage of Bill C-4 through the House of Commons, repealing legislation from the prior...


Jul 14, 2016, 17:48 ET Canada's Building Trades Unions applaud Energy East for Historic MOU

OTTAWA, July 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) welcomes TransCanada's signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Pipeline Contractors Association of Canada and the...


Jun 15, 2016, 08:46 ET Canada's Building Trades Unions are pleased to support Bill C-292

OTTAWA, June 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions are pleased to support Bill C-292, an Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (occupational disease and accident registry) by MP Sheri Benson ...


May 20, 2016, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Canada's Building Trades Unions pleased with NEB conditional approval for TransMountain Project/

OTTAWA, May 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) welcomes the National Energy Board's recommendation for conditional approval of the TransMountain Pipeline project. This project...


May 19, 2016, 17:34 ET Canada's Building Trades Unions pleased with NEB conditional approval for TransMountain Project

OTTAWA, May 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) welcomes the National Energy Board's recommendation for conditional approval of the TransMountain Pipeline project. This project...


May 17, 2016, 12:17 ET Canada's Building Trades Unions and Build Together pleased to support Bill C-243

OTTAWA, May 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions & Build Together, Women of the Building Trades are pleased to support Bill C-243, an Act respecting the development of a national...


May 10, 2016, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Canada's Building Trades Unions - 2016 Policy Conference - "Investing in our Future: Building on the Best"/

OTTAWA, May 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are hosting their annual Conference May 9th-11th, 2016 in Ottawa, ON. More than 300 leaders from the construction industry, labour...


May 09, 2016, 09:43 ET Media Advisory - Canada's Building Trades Unions - 2016 Policy Conference - "Investing in our Future: Building on the Best"

OTTAWA, May 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are hosting their annual Conference May 9th-11th, 2016 in Ottawa, ON. More than 300 leaders from the construction industry, labour...


Mar 22, 2016, 17:48 ET Canada's Building Trades Unions Pleased with Measures in 2016 Federal Budget

OTTAWA, Mar. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions are pleased with the support demonstrated for the skilled trades in this Government's first tabled budget. The Government has funded a...