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.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Building Trades of Alberta has worked closely with government, contractors and the owner community in several industries we operate in to help mitigate risk to members working across the province. Rightfully, building [...]
The below joint op-ed with Business Council of Alberta was published in the Edmonton Journal, March 12, 2021 Without question, the past 12 months have been some of the most difficult and trying in our lifetimes. A year has been [...]
I feel it’s important for us to take a moment to recognize and thank the many responsible employers in Alberta’s oilsands for the work they’ve done to mitigate the threat of COVID-19 at worksites across northern Alberta. From Suncor to [...]
Without question, the past 12 months have been some of the most difficult and trying in our lifetimes. A year has been swallowed by a virus that’s upended the status quo and wreaked havoc on everything from our health-care systems [...]