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BC Building Trades Calls for Immediate Action on National Day of Mourning
Thereis a truism that states “If it isn’t broke don’t fix it.” But irrespective of the success of the Allied Hydro Agreement, BC Hydro decided to build what is likely the last dam on the Peace River under the open-managed-site model.
Glaziers, members of District Council 38 of the Painters and Allied Trades Workers, are working on some of the most challenging structures in the Vancouver area: the Telus Garden, the Trump Tower, and the MMP Tower.
A Freedom of Information request made by the BC Building Trades on December 3rd has finally returned a response from BC Hydro after 103 days. In the response, BC Hydro confirmed only 65% of the 482 construction workers on the Site C project in November were from BC.
Vancouver, BC. — A company contracted by BC Hydro to help build the Site C dam is advertising for a human resources assistant to find temporary foreign workers for the construction of the $8.8 billion taxpayer-funded project.
I did two amazing things over the Thanksgiving week–I got the garden ready for winter and I voted in the advance poll for the federal election. If you are a gardener or someone who believes in the electoral process you absolutely have to be an optimist. Planting seeds or seedlings seems like such an enormous gamble in the spring and voting for people who may have their fingers crossed while making promises is also an act of enormous faith.
As a skilled tradesperson, quality is your “trade” mark. You strive to be the best and you take pride in your workmanship. You have the qualifications and the skills, but do you have the tools necessary to file your tax return?
Three days after the federal election, on Oct. 22, Kyle Downie, CEO of Skillplan, and Bob Blakely, Canadian operating officer for Canada’s Building Trades Unions, met with federal government officials from the Ministry of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in Ottawa to discuss problems with the Canada Job Grant.