STONES FOR BC STRONGMAN CONTEST

  • August 28, 2017
  • News

The BC Regional Council of Carpenters and Local 1598 is proud to sponsor Matt Flis at the Stones For BC strongman contest.  This years contest is being held at Fuel Victoria, 3388 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC, on Saturday, September 2,…

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Helping Those Affected by BC Wildfires

  • August 3, 2017
  • News

The current wildfire situation in BC has had devastating effects on so many communities in UBC Local 1370’s geographical area.  Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes and communities leaving behind their possessions and livestock.  The direct impact…

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The National Day of Mourning

  • June 30, 2017
  • News

The National Day of Mourning on April 28th to remember those who have lost their lives on the job or fallen to industrial disease and to renew our commitment to creating a safe workplace.  This year the BCRCC participated in…

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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
  • News

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
  • News

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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