CBTU 2017 Legislative Conference – “Standing Together”

The Canada’s Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference kicked off this week with delegates from throughout Canada gathering in Gatineau, Quebec.

In addition to presentations on the legislative priorities for organized labor under the Justin Trudeau Administration, attendees also discussed a variety of tools and methods to grow the labor movement, and how to overcome the challenges working families continue to face.

IUPAT General Vice President and CBTU Chair Robert Kucheran addresses attendees of the 2017 Canadian Building Trades Union Legislative Conference.

A special event was scheduled for today when leaders of the CBTU will unveil the Canadian Building Trades Unions Monument in Major’s Hill Park in Ottawa.

The Canadian Building Trades Unions Monument was unveiled on Tuesday, May 16 in Ottawa.

“CBTU is proud to offer this monument as a gift to all Canadians,” notes Robert Blakely, CBTU’s Chief Operating Officer. “This was a long time coming, we have worked hard and long to create a national monument in Canada’s Capital that will celebrate the contributions made to society by the women and men who work in the building and construction trades and commemorates the losses they have endured in carrying out their work.”

Prime Minister Trudeau was in attendance and accepted the monument on behalf of the people of Canada.