Better Can Happen Here Pledge to Vote May 9th

Together, we can do better by electing a government that will:  Build an economy based on good jobs and good wages; invest in key public services like health care and education; and support families by providing affordable child care and…

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NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING – APRIL 28

  • April 26, 2017
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The National Day of Mourning, held annually on April 28, was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991, eight years after the day of remembrance was launched by the Canadian Labour Congress. The Day of Mourning has since spread…

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Carpenters recognize lifetimes spent building Yukon

  • March 29, 2017
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When Douglas Rody moved from Yellowknife to the Yukon in 1975, Whitehorse only had a handful of traffic lights, there was no paved road to Skagway, and only few subdivisions existed “I can’t remember any rural residential lot like MacPherson,”…

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35th Anniversary Bentall IV Tragedy

  • February 9, 2017
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On January 7, 1981, four UBC members were killed while constructing the Bentall IV tower in downtown Vancouver.  These carpenters were preparing a platform known as a ‘fly form’ for the last concrete pour on the roof, when it broke…

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Unions Call For More Enforcement Of Labour Rules

  • February 9, 2017
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Jeff Sloychuk, a representative for the Yukon Carpenters Union Local 2499, said there should be more enforcement of labour rules in the territory. Yukon union leaders say changes are needed to prevent contractors on government projects from paying workers too…

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BCRCC TAKES GOLD AND BRONZE AT THE 2016 NAC

  • August 26, 2016
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August 18-21, 2016 –  The 2016 National Apprenticeship Contest was held at Fort Edmonton Park in Edmonton, Alberta.  It was the inaugural round for the Scaffolding trade at the NAC and the BC Regional Council of Carpenters was pleased to…

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UBC JOURNEYMEN: BUILDING LEADERSHIP FOR A STRONG FUTURE

  • April 18, 2016
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Ninety British Columbia Regional Council of Carpenters (BCRCC) members recently attended the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Journeymen Leadership Program at the International Training Center in Las Vegas. Members from every local in the Council participated (including Floorlayers 1541 and Whitehorse…

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JOBS FOR YUKON WORKERS ON MAJOR ENERGY EFFICIENT RETROFIT

  • March 21, 2016
  • News

Whitehorse - The Yukon Government’s main administration building on Second Avenue in Whitehorse is looking more like something out of a sci-fi movie these days than the home of offices and Yukon’s Legislative Assembly. The building has been environmentally-contained (shrink-wrapped)…

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