"I think the unions have pivoted to make hiring women a priority, but the private sector is still low." - Kristine ByersRead more
It’s the right thing to do. Period.
On the eve of global Menstrual Hygiene Day May 28, BC Infrastructure Benefits (BCIB) announces it will provide free menstrual products to its employees, removing a barrier for people on some of the biggest construction projects in British Columbia.Read more
There is a crisis in construction, and women are part of the solution.
According to BuildForce Canada, 254,800 people, or 21 per cent of the current construction workforce, is expected to retire by 2027. That’s 14,000 more people retiring than are expected to enter the construction industry over the same period.Read more
Carpenter Yuka Yoshino, a member of the BC Regional Council of Carpenters, gave this moving speech at Build TogetHER’s International Women’s Day breakfast in March.Read more