The Building Trades of Alberta traces its history back to 1906. In that year, the Edmonton Trades and Labour Council applied for and received its charter on August 1, 1906. The charter members were the Lathers Local 205, Plumbers Local 488, Typographers Local 604, Bricklayers Local 1, Painter Local 1016, and Carpenters Local 1325.
From the Edmonton Trades and Labour Council, the Edmonton Building and Construction Trades Council was formed, receiving its charter on July 15 1946. From the Edmonton Building and Construction Trades Council, the Northern Alberta and District of MacKenzie Building and Construction Trades Council was formed and received a charter on March 1st, 1976.
Building Trades of Alberta is allied with Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU). This national organization is an alliance of 14 building and construction unions, representing more than 500,000 skilled building trades workers in Canada. CBTU originated more than 100 years ago.
Press release 20 February 2019, CBTU CALLS ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO INTRODUCE TAX INCENTIVES TO INCREASE LABOUR MOBILITY, ADDRESS SKILLS SHORTAGE – Inclusion of Community Benefit Agreements in public infrastructure projects one way to address skills shortage, benefit all [...]
The February newsletter of the Canadian Construction Association includes an update on its ongoing campaign to remove “community benefits requirements as a condition of procurement”. According to the article, the CCA has been meeting with (lobbying) members of parliament and the [...]
Stars Air Ambulance held a very successful "Building Magic in the Air Gala" Saturday night at the Chateau Lacombe. The BTA Charitable Foundation acted as the Project Manager Sponsor of the Gala for the 8th consecutive year. Representing the [...]
In an October 9 Edmonton Journal opinion piece, Ken Kobly, President of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce, warns that "Community benefit agreements may not work for Albertans". On the one hand, Kobly raises alarmist cries about special interests, red tape, escalating [...]