News from Local #7

Justin Trudeau helps install stone at West Block of Parliament

March 23, 2017

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.

http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2017/02/01/justin-trudeau-helps-install-stone-at-west-block-of-parliament/#.WNPGbTsrK70

Working at Heights Training

January 27, 2016

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.

SAVE THE DATE!

January 27, 2016

Save the date for the Local 7 Christmas Party – Saturday, November 19, 2016. Please call the office for ticket information. Sure to be fun for all!

Brick & Stone Restoration Apprenticeship Program

May 5th, 2015

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.

The Super-Rich and Us BBC Documentary 2015 Episode 1 Rich People VS Poor People UK

The Super-Rich and Us Season 1 Jacques Peretti investigates why the super-rich were drawn to Britain.

The Super-Rich and Us BBC Documentary 2015 Episode 2 Rich People VS Poor People UK

The Super-Rich and Us BBC Documentary 2015 Episode 2 Rich People VS Poor People UK

Bill C-525 Passes Second Reading

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.

Attacks against workers must stop!

Work, Member Attitudes, Pensions and Political Landscape

From BACweb.org
"Parliament Hill was both an uncommon and unforgettable setting for the opening of the October 10th meeting of the BAC Canadian Congress, where delegates and IU officers toured the restoration of the West Block Building."

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.

Apprenticeship

Local 7 encourages all apprentices to register for, and complete the Brick and Stone Apprenticeship Program. This is an accredited program. The program is currently three levels: basic, intermediate, and advanced.

Learn more about apprenticeship

Workplace Safety

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.

Resources about site safety