Around Town: Industry Stakeholders Taking Action

August 30, 2018

The Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) and the BC Construction Association (BCCA) are among a number of industry stakeholder groups that continue to oppose the “Community Benefits Agreement” (CBA) announced by the NDP government in July.

The Vancouver Island and BC Construction Associations are meeting Thursday September 6 in Nanaimo to discuss the Community Benefits Agreement. Learn more at Building Links.

While CBA’s can have positive impacts when done in partnership with industry, in this instance, the name “CBA” is being co-opted to disguise a union labour agreement. The BCCA states that they ‘believe the CBA amounts to conscription of BC’s construction workforce into a designated union and that the policy contravenes the obligation of government for fair, open and transparent procurement practices.’

Both organizations, VICA and the BCCA have posted an information bulletin about the CBA. To learn more and to take action, visit, or attend the VICA/BCCA Member-Only Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, September 6, 2018 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the Coast Bastion Hotel, 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo.

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