Manitoba Building Trades (MBT) represents the common goals of more than 7,000 construction and trades professionals in our 13 member unions. We promote the interests of our member unions and engage in project partnerships to deliver safe, skilled and highly productive labour.
We believe that unionized construction labour is the most competitive alternative for public and private project proponents in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors. We deliver cost competitive skilled labour while maintaining the highest standards of training, wages and benefits and workplace safety.
Our commitment to excellence is evident at construction sites and completed projects across Manitoba each and every day. Our members – hardworking, middle class Canadians – and project partners take pride in building the essential infrastructure which supports the economy and future of Manitoba and Canada.
In partnership with other provincial councils we are part of a network of over 500,000 Canadian construction professionals.
MBT has a long, active history which began as the Winnipeg Building Trades Council on March 9, 1909. In 1943, the council began province-wide representation and it was renamed the Winnipeg and Vicinity Building Trades Council. In 1995, the Manitoba Building and Construction Trades Council was adopted. Today, we’re simply known as MBT.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE
Our operations are overseen and led by a Board of Directors and Executive team.
Board of Directors:
Ted Stark • Boilermakers
Russ Shewchuk • Electricians
Paul Horishney • Insulators
Robert Kozubski • Iron Workers
Victor Dasilva • Labourers
Alan Szmerski • Millwrights
Mark Lafond • Operating Engineers
John Sedor • Painters – DC 17
James Conway• Plasterers
Kyle Kalcsics • Plumbers & Pipefitters
Bruce Harris • Sheet Metal & Roofers
Kelly Gorzen • Teamsters
Marc Lafond • President
Victor Dasilva • Vice President
Russ Shewchuk • Secretary Treasurer
Bruce Harris • Trustee
Paul Horishney • Trustee
Kyle Kalcsics • Trustee
Robert Kozubski • Sergeant at Arms
Sudhir Sandhu • Chief Executive Officer