Local 7, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
Local 7, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, is a proud affiliate of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, one of the oldest trade unions. Founded in 1865, the International Union represents skilled craftworkers throughout Canada and the United States.
Local 7 received its Charter from the International Union in 1889 and is now, like its parent, more than 100 years old! Local 7 represents bricklayers, stone and marble masons, tile setters, and terrazzo and mosaic workers throughout its jurisdiction. In its more than 100 year tenure, with the help, support and solidarity of its membership, Local 7 has successfully strived to improve the wages, working conditions, safety and benefits of its members. The .50 cents per hour, 50 hour, 5 1/2 day standard work week of 1907 is long gone!
Always remember – your safety is your responsibility! It is up to you to ensure that you are wearing proper equipment at all times, i.e., hard hat, safety boots, safety glasses, proper masks, respirators and harnesses where required.
Local 7 encourages all apprentices to register for, and complete the Brick and Stone Apprenticeship Program. This is an accredited program.
Member Assistance Program
If you are a member experiencing difficulties with personal problems, the Member Assistance Plan (MAP) can provide assistance for you and your family. Call 613-742-7962 or 1-800-258-0580.
If you are not a member of a BAC Local and would like to learn more about becoming a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC), please email firstname.lastname@example.org. As an IUBAC Ontario member, you can work in another Province for a BAC signatory contractor with all the advantages of a union rate, portable pension, health and welfare contributions and quality training. Interested? Please contact IU Acting Regional Director Craig Strudwick at 613-749-0028 or email@example.com.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put on a hard hat and safety goggles Wednesday as he marked the completion of masonry work on Parliament Hill's West Block by installing the final stone to a tower's exterior.
No later than, April 1, 2017 any worker who may use a fall protection system must successfully complete the Working At Heights Training Program. Local 7 has an approved training provider who will train in this program as well as other safety programs. Classes are now underway. Call Local 7 (613-739-5944) to put your name on the list for training.
This program is designed to give participants more advanced skills in the restoration sector. The restoration sector is currently stating that they have shortages of labour and that there will be growing opportunities in this sector.
The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) has announced changes to Regulation 297/13: Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training
Regulation changes will come into effect on April 1, 2015. As of that date, workers on construction sites will need to complete a working at heights training program that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer before they can work at heights. This training will be valid for three years from the date of completion.
Bill C-525 which will reduce the capacity for workers to organize a union has passed second reading. Please open the link below, sign the peitition and do the short questionnaire.
In Episode III we met Kevin Tovee on his first day at work. Three years later, Kevin is fully integrated into his job as a stonemason helping to rebuild the West Block of Canada's Parliament Buildings.
The second half of a detailed and fascinating discussion between a Stonemason and a Conservator working on a major reconstruction of the West Block of Canada's Parliament Buildings.
Part VII of the Stonehands documentary series, featuring a lively conversation between a Stonemason and a Conservator.
Part VI of the Stonehands documentary series, following a Historic Stonemasonry Restoration crew on a large project.
Part V of the Stonehands documentary series, following a Historic Stonemasonry Restoration crew on a large project.
Part IV of the Stonehands documentary series, following a Historic Stonemasonry Restoration crew on a large project.