Media release: BTA responds to introduction of Bill 32

EDMONTON – Division 7.1 within Bill 32, Balancing Alberta’s Workplaces Act, tabled today in the Alberta legislature would, upon approval, allow greater competition in the way project collective agreements in the province are negotiated, says the Building Trades of Alberta (BTA).

“We’re pleased to see the registration bargaining model remain under revisions to the Labour Relations Code, and while we did support the Code’s status quo, changes that now permit the Local Unions that make up the Building Trades of Alberta to negotiate project agreements as a single BTA bargaining agent, opens up a market we did not have access to before,” said Building Trades of Alberta Executive Director Terry Parker.

“BTA’s focus is, and will continue to be, the economic well-being of affiliates and membership. This means advocating for job-creating industries and projects that put our folks to work, and adapting to new realities in order to gain market share.

“To do this, we’ll keep working with all stakeholders to put the interests of our 18 locals and more than 60,000 skilled-trades members, first.”

The Building Trades of Alberta is: 

Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen Local 1
Carpenters & Allied Workers Local 1325 and 2103
Construction & General Workers Local 92
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 424
International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 122 and 130
Heat & Frost Insulators Local 110
Ironworkers Union Local 720 and 725
Millwrights Local 1460
Operative Plasterers & Cement Masons Local 222
Painters & Allied Trades District Council 17
United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 488 and 496
Sheet Metal Workers Local 8
Teamsters Union Local 362
UNITE HERE! Local 47

For more information or media interviews:

Tyler Bedford, BTA Director of Communications and Relations: 780-298-7626


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