Asbestos

BC Insulators call for immediate BC government action on deadly asbestos

The BC Insulators Union has made a detailed submission to the BC provincial government’s review of deadly asbestos exposure laws and regulations – and we are calling for immediate action to protect workers health and safety and that of residents potentially exposed to asbestos contaminated materials. Our full report is […]

Canada’s Unions Applaud Asbestos Ban Regulations

Repost from Globe Newswire:  OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canada’s unions applaud the federal government for introducing regulations to ban the import, export, manufacture, sale and use of asbestos and asbestos-containing products. The regulations, announced in December 2016 will come into force on December 30, 2018. “This is a […]

Lobbying Day 2018 in Ottawa

Following Women Build Nations, Brother Lee Loftus and Sister Ashley Duncan joined BC Building Trades and Canadian Building Trades in Ottawa for Lobby Day. “It was such a cool experience, I was so grateful to be able to join. We met with every party to discuss CBA’s, women in trades, the underground […]

Insulators Union calls on BC government to license asbestos removal firms after dumping in alleys

BC Insulators Union NEWS RELEASE                                                                Wednesday October 10, 2019 BC Insulators Union says dumping of asbestos-contaminated demolition materials in Vancouver and Burnaby […]