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.
All Locals within the Building Trades of Alberta have registered as a Partner for Life with Canadian Blood Services. Local members be sure to use your union code when you donate. Find your code Download the BTA Blood Battle Poster [...]
We have become aware through social media that job action is being urged at various sites in Fort McMurray next week. Job action is illegal. No Affiliate Union associated with the Building Trades is in a legal position to strike [...]
The Alberta economy is hurting and we have all felt the impact. It isn't the best time for our Locals to be negotiating new agreements, however, we are obligated to do so. Where are we [...]
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 [...]