Updates on BCCA Industry Priorities / Advocacy Work

We understand and fully support the need to budget meaningful financial supports for sectors hard-hit by COVID-19, such as tourism and hospitality. It is essential that our government protect businesses in these industries which are, like construction, crucial to our economy and to so many hard-working British Columbians in communities across the province.

BCCA launches a new podcast series called Inside Construction. Episode 1: Prompt Payment or Bust covers the chronic problem of late payments in construction and how this issue puts contractors across the industry at risk, regardless of their business size, location, role, or labour affiliation.

Read BCCA’s letter to the Vancouver Sun regarding Prompt Payment

Chris Atchison, President of the BCCA, receives letter from Minister Harry Bains…

On August 28, 2020, the BC Court of Appeal referred the CBA challenge (supported by all major construction associations, progressive unions, and business organizations, who consider it to be a violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms) out of the court and back to the government-appointed Labour Relations Board…

Bill 23 Officially passes into law. The new legislation, which introduces changes to the Workers Compensation Act…

In response to WorkSafeBC considering the altering of hardhat regulation in deference to religious freedom, the BCCA has sent a letter to WorkSafeBC stating our position…