Delivering for Canadians now!

Throughout the past federal election and since, SMART and unions across Canada have urged parties to put people before politics. We can finally say that two parties, the Liberals and New Democrats, have delivered and united together to form a governing majority. While Conservatives try to frustrate progress through partisanship, this deal cuts through and […]

Moving our agenda forward… together!

As I reflect upon the end of 2021, I would be remiss to not mention how appreciative I am of each SMART member’s dedication and perseverance during a continued uphill battle with COVID-19. Over the last 22 months of this pandemic, our members have stood on the frontlines, building hospitals, infrastructure and transportation projects. We […]

SM LU 280 SMART Army Helps Local Charity Aid Community

In September 2021, Langley Meals on Wheels contacted SMART Army Canada Local 280 to assist them with obtaining a donation of 3 stainless-steel prep tables for their new facility. Langley Meals on Wheels is a charitable, non-profit society providing affordable menu plans and social meal programs throughout the community. It is anticipated that the new […]

Moving Forward With a Minority — Power to the Workers!

Canada’s unions are calling on all levels of government to provide adequate support for workers and their families as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic reverberate in communities throughout the nation. As the dust settles on an unnecessary and uncalled-for federal election, the message couldn’t be any clearer. Canadians have sent a concise message to […]

T&I Chair DeFazio challenges proposed CN and KCS merger trust

WASHINGTON – Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) sent a letter to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) opposing the approval of a trust for the proposed merger of the Canadian National (CN) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) railroads. In his letter, DeFazio stated that approving the trust is not in […]

Moving Forward Together

Brothers and sisters, As lockdowns are lifted and pandemic restrictions are eased across Canada, we must continue to remain vigilant. With this in mind, Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) have joined together with the broader labour movement and businesses to launch “Faster Together,” a campaign to encourage Canadians to get vaccinated. The goal is to […]

Statement by Canada’s Building Trades Unions on Canada Greener Homes Grant

français suit. French follows. Today, Executive Director of Canada’s Building Trades Unions, Sean Strickland, released the following statement on the Federal Government’s Announcement on the new Canada Greener Homes Grant: “Canada’s Building Trades Unions appreciates the support of the Federal Government to invest in residential retrofits through the new Canada Greener Homes Grant. This is […]

Canadian Building Trades Unions Join ‘Faster Together’ Campaign to Encourage COVID Vaccinations

français suit. French follows. Canada’s Building Trades Unions have joined with other labour organizations, businesses, industrial and education sectors to launch Faster Together, a campaign focused on encouraging Canadians to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Faster Together is a voluntary effort of a wide variety of people working together to promote COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and help […]