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.
CALGARY – Building trades union locals from southern Alberta will donate $5,000 to the Wood Buffalo Food Bank to help the community continue its recovery from the devastating flood that hit the area last month. United Association of Plumbers and [...]
EDMONTON - Reports of more than 100 cases of COVID-19 linked to Imperial Oil’s Kearl Lake oilsands facility in northern Alberta are concerning, but do not reflect overall camp safety in the province, says Building Trades of Alberta. “The vast [...]
Published in the Edmonton Journal Wednesday, May 6, 2020 The critical work performed by essential services workers - from health care, to grocery, truckers and more - has never been so obvious. The COVID-19 crisis has shown us our well-being [...]
The Building Trades of Alberta would like to congratulate Mr. Searle Turton, MLA for Spruce Grove-Stony Plain, on his recent appointment as private-sector union labour liaison with the provincial government. Mr. Turton is a construction tradesman and long-time member of [...]