Updates on BCCA Industry Priorities / Advocacy Work

In our role as the only provincial representative of all employers in BC’s industrial, commercial, and institutional construction industry, BCCA was at the table with government and other industry leaders to ensure all opinions on compulsory trades were adequately represented.

BCCA and 35 industry partners co-signed a letter to Attorney General David Eby restating the need for prompt payment legislation in BC and urging that it be added to the Fall 2021 Legislative Agenda.

Listen to Epidose 2 of BCCA’s Podcast Series Inside Construction “Fear, Open, and Trasparent” In this episode we look at the corrosion of public sector procurement standards, explore why today’s procurement practitioners may be bending the rules, and explain how ignoring best practices puts projects at risk.

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…