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.
Syncrude's commitment to work/life balance will be facilitated for workers during Project Falcon's upcoming fall maintenance turnaround in Fort McMurray through a program it's running with MacDonald Island Park, Canada’s largest community recreation, leisure and social centre. Mac Island passes [...]
July 26, 2019 To: The City Clerk’s Office, City of Calgary Re: Public input on Calgary Event Centre Dear Calgary City Council, Please consider this letter as a declaration of support from the Building Trades of Alberta for Calgary’s anticipated [...]
The Building Trades of Alberta welcomes Tyler Bedford as its new Director of Communications and Relations. Tyler comes to us from the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees where he spent close to a decade in communications. Before that, he worked [...]
At long last, it appears that TMX will proceed. The federal government has taken the additional time to deliver on its commitments for environmental protections and meaningful indigenous consultations. There is a reason for optimism that work will begin [...]